I am a visual storyteller, environmentalist, plant-based diet advocate and vegan investor. I am also a loving husband, caring brother and grateful son. I grew up in Czech Republic but am currently based in Wellington, the windy capital of New Zealand.
I use my photography business, Framing the Wild, as a storytelling tool to advocate for endangered species, conservation and animal rights. I also want to highlight the threats that the natural world is facing as well as how we as individuals can help secure better future for the planet and future generations.
When I am not in the field documenting the natural world or editing photos on my laptop, I like to treat myself with a delicious plant-based meal, attend a heart-pumping CrossFit class, binge watch documentaries and movies, listen to my favourite music, share adventures with my wife and volunteer for Sea Shepherd, Whale-Rescue and other wildlife organisations around New Zealand.
Visual storytelling has become a crucial part of preserving and capturing the beauty of our planet's fauna and flora. It is a powerful tool that gives photographer the ability to inform public on what is happening across the world and to give a voice to those who can't be heard, through a single photograph. A single photo can capture an iconic moment in time, transport someone to places they never dreamed of seeing and can spark an emotional connection for not only a single species, but an entire ecosystem. Photography can encourage people to connect with nature, engage in conservation and inspire acts of kindness and positive changes around the world. This is my lifetime goal.
I had a great opportunity to join the talented crew of Milked as an Associate Producer. Milked is a topical, feature documentary that exposes the whitewash of New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar dairy industry. Featuring interviews with high-profile contributors such as Dr Jane Goodall, environmentalist and former actress Suzy Amis Cameron and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn, Milked reveals the behind-the-scenes reality of the kiwi dairy farming fairy-tale and uncovers alarming information about the impacts of the industry on the environment and health.
By coming onboard as an Associate Producer, the provided funds helped make this film available free worldwide, with subtitles in different languages. It also helped make final edits to the film, create an educational version of the film for schools and universities, support farmers to transition out of dairy, promote plant-based diet and focus on advertising, PR strategy and much more!