We had the honour of attending one of Sinead’s colleague’s photography exhibits recently in Hradec Kralove. Jiri Urban, is not just a talented chemist, but also a dab hand at photography also, not to mention the air pistol.
He kindly invited us along to the exhibition of his photography class and their latest projects. Jiri had two seperate displays, one a series of “headless” portraits, and the other a series of images from a hunter’s ball.
His fellow classmates had their own displays, ranging from black and white portraits to lovely macro shots of a violin. There was an intriguing before and after series of couples where the photographer re-enacted a photograph taken years earlier and printed them side by side. It was really interesting to see how people age and yet the essence of their character remains. I think it’s in the eyes, they really are a window into a person’s soul.
It was a very pleasant afternoon and the quality of work on display was most excellent indeed. I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.
If you’d like to check out more of Jiri’s work you can visit his site at http://www.jiriurban.cz/