Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Berlin was the first city where I've consciously started to look at the the surrounding for the subjects of my new-found hobby. All of a sudden  the guided tours around Berlin became much more interesting, I was looking around, scanning the rooftops, training my lens on "suspicious" busts.

It is obvious that 19th century Germans were not very shy about human body. They can not be accused in sexism either,  as both female and male forms are extensively represented across the city.

Berlin 2007

 The Brandenburg Gate. Sculptures Johann Gottfried Schadow

A close-up
                                              You better do not mess with this lady

                              Russian Embassy. This Russian lady is dressed up, but still impressive.

Jewish Museum, old building - Cleopatra with the snake.
The poster says - "The most beautiful Frenchmen (women) are coming from New York". Probably a visiting exhibition. 
This photo was actually taken in 1999 in the pre-digital era in  what still felt like East Berlin at that time. But with Coca Cola - a sign of a bright future.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Prague - The Genesis


I was traveling across Europe in 2007, taking a lot of photos of buildings, monuments, sculptures and, of course,  my dear wife in front of all this.  It was to the end of my visit to the beautiful city of Prague  when I all of a sudden realized that I have a fair amount of images which represent the beauty of human body in public art. Of course it was mostly female body, but that's what artist (and the public)  were always fascinated with.

During the rest of my trip, which included Berlin, Switzerland and other places, I found myself looking around more attentively, staring at the  roofs, in all directions -  seeking out subjects of my new project, which I named "My PeTit Project".

I discovered a lot of applicable material in my photos taken prior to my trip to Europe in 2007, and will be posting them as well, but i want to start my blog with Prague - the city which gave me the first inspiration.

Prague 2007