Daniel Vojtech is a young photographer focusing primarily on extreme sports and lifestyle photography. Thanks to his father, he discovered photography at a young age when he helped him to develop black and white photographs. He returned to photography again as a middle school student. First he photographed towns and still life on black and white film. But he couldn't satisfactorily photograph skateboarding, which he himself practiced, in black and white. Colour and external flashes were a clear choice for sports photography right from the start. He continues with this approach.
The biggest photographic development began when he enrolled at the Tomas Bata Studio of Advertising Photography in Zlin. During his studies, Vojtech became a staff photographer for Board and Dirtbiker magazines. In 2006 he won the professional category of Nikon No.1 Talent contest and a year later won the professional category of the same contest Nikon No.1 Professional. During 2008, he had his first contact with fashion photography. Not long after he took his first trip to New York, accompanied by fashion designer Sarka Siskova, where he participated in ZLiNY, an event presenting the town of Zlin and the Tomas Bata University in New York. A series of fashion photographs was created for this event and exhibited during Sarka Siskova's fashion show at the Czech National House in New York.
In the summer of 2009, Dan Vojtech finished his Batchelor studies at the Studio of Advertising Photography in Zlin and moved to Prague. In winter 2010 he went to western USA to make a documentary about FMX driver Libor Podmol. The same year he took part in the Concours International de Photo Culinaire à Oloron Sainte-Marie contest in France where, together with chef Gwendal La Rueyet, he received a Jury Special Prize.
In winter 2011 he spent two months at the Redbull company in Austria. The same year he succeeded in getting a place on the prestigious international team Redbull Photofiles.
Currently, Daniel Vojtech concentrates on his personal and commercial projects in the field of extreme sports all over the world. In the future, he wants to focus on arranged series and new approaches in the area of sports photography.
Dan Vojtech loves visually clean photographs, geometrical compositions, strong colours and harsh light. He uses Nikon, Fomei, SanDisk and Pocket Wizard technology and carries all his equipment in a Lowerpro camera backpack.
Among his clients are prestigious companies and media, for example Nikon, Redbull, Tomas Bata University, Ragwear, Why Not?!, Maxim, Redbulletin and others.
Daniel Vojtech's exhibition at Czech Photo Gallery shows photographs from the last six years of his work in the field of sports photography. There are photographs of extreme sports such as freestyle motocross, cliff diving, freestyle BMX and skateboarding. You can also see traditional sports here - fencing by the Polish Olympic contestant Sylwie Gruchala or the very old traditional Dutch sport, fierljeppen. Action photographs of unique sporting performances are completed by portraits of the sportsmen. All photographs were taken in the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, France, Holland, Belgium and USA between 2006 and 2011.
2010 - Award of Honour at Concours International de Photo Culinaire à Oloron Sainte-Marie
2007 - Nikon No.1 Professional
2006 - Nikon No.1 Talent
2010 - Exhibition of fashion photographs of Sarka Siskova's designs, Galerie Miele, Prague
2009 - Planets – Exhibition of fashion photographs on the occasion of Sarka Siskova's fashion show, National Gallery, Prague
2008 - Seduction – Seductive Czech Fashion Design, Bohemian National Hall, New York, USA
2007 - One man show, Galerie GM, Pardubice
2006 - Extreme Sports – Club Alterna, Brno
2011 - Czech Press Photo, Old Town Hall, Prague
2010 - Czech Press Photo, Old Town Hall, Prague
2009 - Exhibition of Students Work UTB, Zlin
Exhibition of photographs from METRO GLOBAL PHOTO CHALLENGE 2008 during FEBIOFEST festival, JET SET, Prague
2008 - Digiforum, Congress Centre Vysehrad, Prague
Designblok – Cities Within Myself – fashion photography, DOX, Prague
ZLiNY, Art & Design, New York, USA
2006 - Nikon No. 1 Talent, Fotoskoda, Prague
Prague Fashion Photo, Manes Gallery, Prague
2005 - Student exhibition of 1st year Studio RF in UTB Zlin, Hotel Moskva, Zlin