My name is Petr Borovec. I was born in 1966 in Ostrava (former Czechoslovakia).
The first time I looked into the viewer of my father’s camera I was just a child. I spent long hours in the darkroom with him, learning to process black and white films and to make darkroom prints. Later when I was older, I bought my first own camera, a Soviet Zenit TTL with Helios 44-2 lens.
I returned to photography after my obligatory military service shortly before 1989. Influenced by the work of many famous Czech photographers, especially Josef Sudek, I became more and more interested in creative photography.
When I returned to photography for the second time around 2000, I switched from analogue to digital photography. Then I tragically lost all my negatives and data on the hard disk.
Finally, in 2016, I picked up the camera again. At that time I decided again for analog photography and minimalism.
Now I'm taking photographs with RICOH GR II, Flexaret Va and iPhone 5s.
Reflection & Near the Sky, building of the former cinema Vesmír, Ostrava (CZ), 2019
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Warszawa & Łódź (PL), 2004
150 Years of Photography, Prague (CZ), 1989
Representation in private collections
MSS company, Ostrava (CZ)
TEMAX tech company, Uherský Brod (CZ)
U Hraběnky guesthouse, Petrovice (CZ)
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, 2004
150 Years of Photography, 1989
Melvin Mapa Film Photographers Interview, Singapore (SG), 2018