alternative_portraits2012 – Project in Semifinal Adobe Design Achievement Award


The following project is project photographed in between years 2009 and 2010. It was awarded in Canon Junior Award –  Czech Press Photo in November 2011. Later on in January 2012 was nominated into Joop Swaart Masterclass – World Press Photo. 


Authoress of this project want to capture life in (and around) tattoo and bodymodification Prague saloon This subculture is very specific with alternative lifestyle and Hell´s members attitude to pain. Everybody from tha saloon is trying the body limits with hard body modifications such as implants, branding or skin suspension. They´re also making open workshops and lectures about these techniques.

Other aim of this work, which is visible in printed book, is to present these people to the wider society. She wanted to destroy stereotypes and prejudice which the society has to the tattoed people. Present them as a smart creatures with a soul and heart.