Hi I'm Radek
I might be your wedding photog some day so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself to you and share a few thoughts.
People still ask me this question sometimes...
…and with the same excitement I always answer that my photography doesn’t come from a photography course at college, or from my grandad’s love for cameras. It comes from the good ol’ days when I worked at weddings doing just that – magic. That’s where I honed my approach and learned to be everywhere I’m needed before I’m needed.
Being a magician taught me hunting for emotions exposed in those brief moments of excitement when our heart connects with the brain at a trigger of a song or a smell we recognize. It taught me to anticipate moments. It taught me that surprise is better than a warning. It taught me that asking for smiles is not the way to see real happiness. It taught me that true expression of joy comes at an effort and that people often hide in their own shell.
Every day I take photos I’m still that same guy who walks into the room unrecognised and drops something on the floor to get attention instead of announcing myself. I’m a photographer but deep down I’m still an entertainer and a little boy for whom the world is full of wonder. This is why my approach is different. This is why you’ll like me taking your photos.
I look around me and smile because there is something interesting in every corner and in every face. And then I space out... probably more often than most people. What if people could fly? What if we could light up the winter sky with dozens of lanterns, I think. And then I take a photo of just that. I am very awkward in front of the camera but I’m great at making people as comfortable in front of mine as they can be.
Thoughts about love
And a few words about you.
Being an oldschool romantic I’d like to say that I believe in love at first sight but I don’t. It’s more than physical attraction and infatuation. It grows out of exchange of thoughts and deep conversations. Being vulnerable in front of each other. Opening up the way you don’t open up for other people, breaking down walls. It takes courage to love deeply.
Damn guys if you’re planning to get married, you are my heroes. This world needs more people who love deeply, who are not afraid to make commitments and snap out of the emotionally crippling culture of the XXI century – the culture that makes people insensitive and shallow. You’ve chosen to write a meaningful story together and it’s a wonderful reason to celebrate. In today’s world you’re rocking the casbah and it’s ace.