Brand new book about Prague was just published by the Slovart publishing house. Photographs are by Zdenek and Michal Thoma, text by Sona Thomova. It's available in English, Czech and Russian. This coffee table book consist of 144 pages with hundreds of photographs of famous sights of the Czech capital and even some less known palces of interest.
Have you seen the Eric Valli’s Caravan? This beautiful film featuring stunning Himalayan landscape has rather simple though powerful story. It is rivalry between young and old village headmen. While the old insist on departing for annual trade expedition on auspicious date determined by the astrologer, the young want to leave as soon as possible for practical reasons. When some half a year ago I first thought to organize tour to Manang for the Yartung horse racing festival, I didn’t know, that I’ll actually impose the same dilemma on the society of Manang.
As part of traveller's festival Neznámá země exhibition Mananag 30 Years After will be displayed in Zlin's Alternativa Gallery, street Osvoboditelů 3778 (Kolhaus, masterpiece of functionalist architecture). Open daily from 9 to 17 o'clock.
The authors will personally introduce exhibition on 26 April at 18 o'clock.
In order to put at least some English language content to my blog, I decided to translate photograph captions from my story about Bhutan in Czech language. While the original text goes quite deep in discussing the real and claimed state of happiness in Bhutan, the photographs are rather unproblematic wide selection of the shots I made during my several travels to this stunning Himalayan country. Please enjoy the show.
We wish you all the best in the coming new year 2012!
This pages, in their new design, exists for one year now, and since then established it's contents and brought at least some information about us. Very some we will extend the contents of this pages with more photo galleries and real photographic portfolio categorised by locality and topics.
The very news now is the blog of Michal Thoma which is just launched in order to present Michal's articles written for various media. It's contents, like current story from Bhutan, will be mostly in Czech, though some English stories will definitely also be added.
We're providing four photographic sets for exhibiting in galleries, museums and other appropriate venues. We do lend exhibitions for low fee covering the transportation and maintance cost. For detailed condition and possible dates please contact us.
We do offer this four photographic sets:
Manang 30 Years After - Manang is the remote village in Nepal Himalayas. Michal and Zdeněk Thoma's photographs shows the change which happened there during the lifespan of one generation.
Taste of Tea = Taste of Zen - Photographs of Zdeněk Thoma takes us to the charming universe of Japanese gardens, which were built for the tea ceremony.
A Day on the Tea Estates - Zdeněk and Michala Thoma's photos shows self contained universes of the tea estates on Sri Lanka.
Chai Wallahs - Black and white photostory by Michal Thoma takes us to the side streets of Indian cities to sit and sip a tea with the common folk and tea sellers - the chai wallahs.