Újezd 19, Praha 1 - Malá Strana

23. 8. – 30. 9. 2018 JAN KASL – DECADE

© Jan Kasl: Martin Söderström, Trails of Engadin, St. Moritz, Switzerland© Jan Kasl: Vavřinec Hradilek, Le Lac de Mont Cenis, France
© Jan Kasl: Andrew Pastura, Winch Session, Hrabovo, Slovakia© Jan Kasl: Eva Samková, Passo Dello Stelvio, Italy
© Jan Kasl: Dawid Godziek, Field Trippin’, Uppsala, Sweden© Jan Kasl: Matyáš Menšík, Lofoten, Norway
© Jan Kasl: Tomáš Slavík, Nevados de Chillán, Chile© Jan Kasl: Vavřinec Hradilek with buddies, Oetz, Austria

The exhibition Decade looks back at the last ten years of Jan Kasl’s work and his biggest passion: sports photography.

Honza succeeded in becoming one of the world’s top sports photographers as a very young man, shooting for Red Bull. It facilitated his travel around the world where he photographed elite sportsmen in various locations on the planet. His work illustrates his marked sense of precision and an enthusiasm for movement. It is normal that while photographing extreme sports both athletes and photographers often step out of their their comfort zone. Behind the masterly captured sporting performances, set in a beautiful scenery, there is often a little more than just “being in the right place at the right time”. He is fascinated by natural elements and it’s not surprising that in his portfolio we can see a great diversity of images ranging from photographs of surfing beyond the Arctic Circle, captured straight from the water using a special casing, to paragliding from a bird’s eye perspective. He doesn’t only stay with straight photography but likes to use new or forgotten formats of visual presentation, such as cinemagraph, plotagraph or spin technology. The particular analogue treatment of these formats is also shown in this exhibition.

“The combination of my passion for action sports and photography has led me to an environment of professional sportsmen, breathtaking achievements and inspirational people at amazing locations all over the world.

In my work I try to define the fast age we live in, where the lifespan of photography is measured in minutes and we calculate when to release the images so they have the wides reach before they get lost in the flood of other postings. It would be wonderful to create a content which people would return to, that would inspire them, take their breath away and tempt them to go out.

I am glad that through this exhibition I can share my ten year journey with others.”
Jan Kasl

© Nikon CEE GmbH, odštěpný závod, 2017