A portrait of two special people who I am pleased to know! When I posted the photos on facebook, someone commented that they look like aristocrats and I could not agree more. Thet are modern aristocrats that are full of creativity or as Maty Dio says himself, "I tend to introduce myself as a pseudo-intellectual dilettante. It just about sums me right." Dilettante or aristocrat, it does not matter. Maty is truly a very unique person. Read more about him by clicking on his highlighted name which will bring you to his website. He is a Slovakian-Italian multi-genre artist, performer, painter, illustrator and a poet with a fondness for a black and white film grain photography. He is also a very good writer and he writes poems that certainly got a reaction out of me. So I guess you can say he has become a renaissance man of sorts. He is in a performance duet with Dan Stewart called Drag Addicts. They are performance artists and gender illusionists. They perform extreme gender acts mixed with comedy. A sort of transgender burlesque cabaret that is dedicated to breaking up hetro-normailzed stereotypes. He also lives in the medieval fairy tale UNESCO world heritage site town of Cesky Krumlov with his four children. He has a special place for people to stay at which is neither a hostel or hotel, but offers quality accommodation. It is appropriately called Dilettante's Hangout. I highly recommend everyone to stay there if they find themselves in Cesky Krumlov and to treat themselves to a romantic unique atmosphere.
Tereza Z Davie is a very talented photographer and has been commited to working with photography since her early childhood. She does amazing figurative and nudes. She works in a classical way and develops and enlarges all of her own photos. She has had major exhibitions in the Czech Republic and had exhibitons in Chicago, Argentina Buenos Aires and in Paraguay, Asunción. Please click on her highlighted name to go to her website.
I am pleased to write that I will be working with the well-respected Czech photographer and filmmaker Adolf Zika as his assistant director on his new documentary about Maty Dio next year 2013! Please click on all highlighted names for further information.