Petr Borovec is a Czech amateur photographer based in Ostrava. He was born in 1966 in former Czechoslovakia.
The first time he looked into the viewer of father’s TLR camera he was just a child. He spent long hours in the darkroom with him, learning how to process black and white films and to make darkroom prints.
Influenced by the work of many famous Czech photographers, especially Josef Sudek, he became increasingly interested in creative photography after completing obligatory military service.
He had quit photography several times only to return to it after a while. And while trying to become a professional photographer, he found that creative freedom is the most important thing for him. Eventually, he tragically lost all negatives and photos on the hard disk.
He picked up the camera again in 2016. At that time he decided for analog photography and minimalism.
In 2017 he created a series of analogue photos that are themed around finding beauty in everyday life: "I love those moments. It's like when the receiver tunes to the correct frequency and establishes the link."
In 2018, thanks to his second-hand iPhone 5s, he rediscovered the magic of square format and black and white photography and created a series of photographs called iPhonegrafia.
In 2019 he found himself in the ideas of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama and since 2020 he has been using the RICOH GR II digital camera. In this year, he also returned to classic black-and-white photography with the Flexaret Va, a more than 60-year-old TLR camera.
Petr Borovec currently photographs only occasionally: "At some point in my life, I understood that God was speaking to me through the photographs I had taken. My heart, my mind and my spirit decided to answer."
iPhonegrafia /2018-2020/, Kamrlik fotografie, Ostrava (CZ), 2020
Reflection & Near the Sky, building of the former cinema Vesmir, Ostrava (CZ), 2019
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Warszawa & Lodz (PL), 2004
150 Years of Photography, Prague (CZ), 1989
Representation In Private Collections
MSS company, Ostrava (CZ)
TEMAX tech company, Uhersky Brod (CZ)
U Hrabenky 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
The 32nd International Artavita Online Art Contest, Certificate of Excellence, Artavita, Santa Barbara (USA), 2019
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Selection by a professional jury, Foundation of Visual Education (PL) & Nikon Polska Ltd., 2004
Series and Projects
Feeling of The Moment, from 2019
Diary of The Everyday, 2017