Michal Zahornacky is professional fine art photographer from Slovakia. He bought his first camera in 2011 and since 2014 he is active on professional level. He is a self-taught.
Besides his art photography you can also find a selection of wedding photographs in his portfolio. The main part in his photography plays the human. Mainly he focuses on portraits. His photographs are specific for unique emotions and atmosphere. He brings thought and moods to his photographs which he always shows in unclear imagination so the viewer must think about the message of the photography.
His most famous projects are Dream series and Poems series, which were published in many magazines and prized in Slovakia as well as abroad. At the moment he is working on his Poems series, which combines art with art. Each photograph has its own little story shown through a metaphor. The photographs in this series are completed by a unique poem written by Slovak poets.
By viewing Michal’s photographs you find yourself thinking about the realness of the photography and about the postprocess. Most of the photographs are prepared on scene – not photoshoped.
“My biggest passion is to create Fine Art and conceptual photography. By viewing these photographs you find yourself thinking about the realness of the photography and about the post process. In my last projects, I found the beauty and passion of creating photography using no photoshop manipulation. I enjoy preparing real-time scenes. For me, the challenge to create pure Fine Art Photography picture – to be able to show and express my ideas this way – is the biggest accomplishment I have achieved. The challenge of thinking and creating scenes is very big, difficult, but beautiful the same way. To me, the value of the photograph and my work is then much higher. The preparation phase is long as the objects in my photographs are real and made just to take the picture. In my collection, you can find minimalistic pictures of people, nature, and moody weather.”