"I try to capture the beauty that I find."


My name is Petr Borovec and I am an amateur photographer. I was born in 1966 in Ostrava (former Czechoslovakia).

The first time I looked into the viewer of my father’s camera I was just a child. I spent long hours in the darkroom with him, learning to process black and white films and to make darkroom prints. Later when I was older, I bought my first own camera, a Soviet Zenit TTL with Helios 44-2 lens.

I returned to photography after my obligatory military service shortly before 1989. Influenced by the work of many famous Czech photographers, especially Josef Sudek, I became more and more interested in creative photography.

When I returned to photography for the second time around 2000, I switched from analogue to digital photography. Then I tragically lost all my negatives and data on the hard disk.

Finally, in 2016, I picked up the camera again. At that time I decided again for analog photography and minimalism.

I love those moments when I forget about all and become one with everything around me. And then I try to capture the beauty that I find.

Solo exhibitions

iPhonegrafia, Kamrlík fotografie, Ostrava (CZ), 2020

Reflection & Near the Sky, building of the former cinema Vesmír, Ostrava (CZ), 2019

Group exhibitions

Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Warszawa & Łódź (PL), 2004
150 Years of Photography, Prague (CZ), 1989

Representation in private collections

MSS company, Ostrava (CZ)
TEMAX tech company, Uherský Brod (CZ)
U Hraběnky guesthouse, Petrovice (CZ)


Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, 2004
150 Years of Photography, 1989


Melvin Mapa Film Photographers Interview, Singapore (SG), 2018


The 32nd International Artavita Online Art Contest, Certificate of Excellence, Artavita, Santa Barbara (USA), 2019

Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Selection by a professional jury, Foundation of Visual Education (PL) & Nikon Polska Ltd., 2004


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