Újezd 19, Praha 1 - Malá Strana

8. 3. – 15. 4. 2018 LUCIE VYSLOUŽILOVÁ – I AM UNIQUE

© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes
© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes
© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes
© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes© Lucie Vysloužilová: New York Vibes

Lucie Vysloužilová (1985)
is a photographer out of passion. She studied Media and Communications Studies at Charles University. Her photographic journey didn’t start at a photographic school but through a calling to do something which would be both work and a hobby. In 2011 she went to California to study to be a bikram yoga instructor and she regards this journey to be a milepost in her future direction towards photography. Within seven years she gradually progressed from family and lifestyle portraits to fashion and commercial photography, which now constitute the bulk of her work. The most beautiful projects for her are those that reach beyond the photograph itself; the last project was a calendar she photographed for the Czech Railways commemorating the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. The set of 12 photographs from the environment of the railways reproduces the most important events of the last century and each photograph functions as an independent story. “When I photograph, there exist two fundamental things for me. The first is my work with people; for me it’s extremely important to ‘feel’ the person I photograph, pull out their personality and capture it in the most beautiful way. The second, and not less important matter, is to get emotions, dynamics and story into the photograph,” says Lucie about her approach to her work. Her portraits are marked by their naturalness, easy artistic notion and a characteristic way she catches movement. At first she included that in her photographs through yoga practitioners whom she felt closest to and she knew how the body should look in certain positions. Later she added more dynamic ballet dancers. In connection with her beloved New York, where she travels at least once a year for inspiration, in the summer of 2016 she photographed material for her first exhibition called New York Vibes (2016). It showed dancers, ballet dancers, yogis and models in the environment of a city of all cities. The current exhibition I AM UNIQUE in Nikon Photo Gallery is inspired by exceptional and talented people who, just like the author, took their fate into their own hands and got out of the system to live the life of their dreams.

© Nikon CEE GmbH, odštěpný závod, 2017