Petr Jedinák

„I believe in art that is truthful and precise. I despise kitsch and leaving things half-done. Art should also take us a step forward, trespassing our comfort zone if it must.”
Petr Jedinak is an icon in the world of Czech Photography and Fine Art.
Petr made a name for himself by shooting hundreds of influential, visually hypnotic and critically acclaimed celebrity portraits and magazine covers for Reflex, the most popular and widely-read Czech weekly magazine – known worldwide for its compelling focus on social, cultural and political subject matter.
Reflex has also been legendary in its own right in the annals of design and visual communications.
His work for Reflex set a new standard for portrait and editorial photography and established him as one of Europe’s biggest name press photographers of the 1990s and beyond. His 2004 book, “Paths to Portrait”, summarized this epoch and set a new standard for rising Czech photographers to imitate.
Jedinak’s skill behind the lens is complemented by his technical, production, and craftsmanship skills.
He is a master of a very unique, painstaking technological process based on ambrotype – a silver and glass transformation — that makes each photo one-of-a-kind, impossible to replicate.
Using this signature technique, Petr has created a vast body of portraits and nudes whose emotional impact is underlined by this personalized medium that produces only a single original, impossible to copy or retouch. This transformative process, unparalleled anywhere else in the art world, allows him to fix a silver layer from behind a plate of translucent glass, creating original silver and glass artifacts in 3D with a luminous metallic effect unseen in common ambrotype.
When combined with the 50×50 cm format, the end result is simply stunning, provoking a sense of mystery, as if they were “ghosts locked in from another time.”
After all, the Greek meaning of ambrotype is “eternity”.

 

year as professional photographer

políček jsem vyfotil

dní jsem nevynechal fotku do svého fotografického deníku

vzdělání

1978 – 1982 večerní škola fotografie
1980 – 1984 Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická

publikace

Jediná krása, Smršť, 2017
Holy Body, vlastním nákladem, Petr Jedinák, 2018
Cesty k portrétu, Computer Press, 2003

ocenění

100 osobností české fotografie, 2017

přednášející

1999 – 2001 Pražská fotografická škola
2013 – 2015  Literární akademie Josefa Škvoreckého
2014 – 2015 Art and Design Institut

veletrhy

Prague Photo, 2015
Prague Art Int Fair, 2018

ve sbírkách

Muzeum fotografie v Jindřichově Hradci
soukromé sbírky

Shows

Svátost těla, Knupp Gallery, Praha, 2018

Orgasmické portréty, Galerie Tančící dům, Praha, 2018

Naše duše patří nám se skupinou Fokus, Letohradská, Praha, 2018

Andělé jsou ženy, Galerie Ateliér Kateřiny Dostálové, Olomouc, 2018

Jediná krása, Knupp Gallery, Praha, 2017

Holy Body, DriveHouse, Praha, 2017

Hidden Pleasures, Paralelní polis, Praha, 2017

Sexual Personae, DSC Gallery, Praha, 2017

Angels, Analogue, Praha, 2017

Orgasmické portréty, Litera, Praha, 2016

The Red Edition, Le Centre Tchèque, Paris, 2013

The Red Edition, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Praha, 2011

Libůstky, Muzeum odpadních vod, Praha, 2011

média

Mé dílo vzbuzuje velký zájem médií. Novináři jsou v mém ateliéru častým hostem. Píše se také o výstavách.