Well, telling the truth the last shooting day turned out a little bit different than planned. I invited everybody for a photo session on the red carpet in front of the building of Rudolfinum but as soon as I arrived, it was more than clear for the first sight that the original mission is impossible. The place was crowded because of Dvořákova Praha Music Festival, there was a chore singing on the stage and people sitting everywhere on the stairs including the red carpet.
I had 2 minutes to come out with an idea to save the situation. I decided to climb up to the top of the round platform in the middle of the square which belongs to the ventilation system of the underground garage. Thanks to my first model of the day we took some test photos and it seemed to be an ok option.
So I spent the rest of the afternoon there sending out messages to my further models and waving like crazy to make myself visible.
All in all we had a great day, even if the location was not perfect, the party was fabulous with lots of laughter.
Thank you all, Guys for your participation and flexibility (literally :) )
ALISA. LATVIA, DATA ANALYST
HANNO, GERMANY, IT MANAGER
REESI, ESTONIA, ACTOR
FLORENCIA, SUPER MOM + GUILLERMO, ACCOUNTANT + ISABEL, ARGENTINA
CSENGE, TRANSYLVANIA, TECHNICAL ADVISOR
KRZYSZTOF, POLAND, HR SPECIALIST
MAKINA, BANGLADESH, DATA MINING CONSULTANT
MASHA, UKRAINE, QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
LAMA, LATVIA, LOGISTIC
STEPHANIE, MEDICAL DOCTOR, MEXICO + HERMANN, MEDICAL DOCTOR, SWEDEN + IKER, MEXICO
CAROLINA, CHILE, TEACHER / PHD STUDENT
LISA, GERMANY, DATA ANALYST
SUMITA, INDIA, SOFTWARE ENGINEER
KAREN, SCOTLAND, CONTENT MANAGER
What would have been a more emblematic venue than this one...
'NEBOJ' means Do not worry! or Don't be afraid!
There is a strong tendency in some European countries in our days that certain political forces are gaining influence
by acting as defender while generating the fake vision of enemies and maintaining the fear.
This kind of politics leave fingerprints on many levels of the everyday life, from children's education to the atmosphere
of homes. In most of the cases fear comes from false or missing information. Fear from the unknown is working like poison.
A significant part of the society is afraid of the migrants although they have never met a single one.
My goal is to show the diversity of the migrant community in Europe with the example of Prague.
I would like to encourage people from different cultures in Prague's migrant community to get to know each other
Legal Alien in Prague is a growing community, which can serve as a great platform for communication in order to getting closer to each other.
I'm closing this project's first season with more than 100 portraits and I feel grateful for the participation and support of every single model of mine.
More to come from September!
LUCA, ITALY, RECRUITER
GÜLSEREN, TURKEY, ACTRESS
EFFIE, GREECE, MOTHER
IGGY, SOUTH AFRICA, FINANCE ASSOCIATE
GIULIO, ITALY, MARKET ASSOCIATE
GILLIAN, IRELAND, PROOFLEADER
VICTORIA, BULGARIA, DIGITAL COMPOSITOR
MARS, ITALY, TAX ACCOUNTANT
RAFAL, POLAND, VAT ACCOUNTANT
ANDRÁS, HUNGARY, BROADCASTER
MARIE-CHARLOTTE, FRANCE, HR ADMINISTRATOR
BRITTANY, USA, DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
BRUNA, BRASIL, QUALITY AUDITOR
DAISY, USA, BUSINESS DEVELOPER
MAI-BRIT, ESTONIA, MASTER'S STUDENT
PHILIPP, GERMANY, FB MANAGER
LINA, BULGARIA, BUSINESS ANALYST
MARCI, ITALY, IT
An amazing summer day in April. 3 and a half hours. Some last minute cancellations.
Some surprise models. 20 lovely people. Questions asked by policemen.
Tourists, all searching for Charles Bridge. By the way my birthday :)
Thank you for the fun!
MILTON, PORTUGAL, TRAVELER
CONSUELO, CHILE, STUDENT
CHRISTINA, GERMANY, ANALYST
DMIRTY, BELARUS, MANAGER
DESIREA, USA, TRAVELER
DIANA, MOLDOVA, SALES MANAGER
SANDRA, FRANCE, TEACHER
VANESSA, ITALY, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
SEIFELDIN, EGYPT, CONSULTANT
ROSETTE, CAMEROON, MOM
PETER, GERMANY, MARKET RESEARCHER
KANTE, LATVIA, LECTURER
JUSTYNA, POLAND, STUDENT
FRANK, SAN FRANCISCO, USA, VIDEOGRAPHER
SOFI, GERMANY, STUDENT
JONATHAN, VENEZUELA, CRIMINAL LAWYER
ERIKA, SPAIN, TEACHER
NATALLIA, BELARUS, ACCOUNTANT
KINGA, POLAND, TEACHER
TANIA, RUSSIA, SALES CLERK
I think this shooting day at Lennon Wall was the funniest one so far.
It was really challenging sometimes to take tourist free pictures but finally we managed
with everybody. Aaand we had some sunshine and almost spring temperature.
Thanks for your time and your patience, I hope you had a good time too.
Next shooting is coming in a couple of weeks, stay tuned :)
JULIE, SOUTH AFRICA
CHERIE & ANGEL, USA
CLAIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
MR. SPARTAN, CANADA
After closing our 4th shooting day I have already more than 50 portraits and I'm so grateful for your support. My goal is to collect at least 200 portraits till this summer to paint a really colourful picture of our Alien Community in Prague. As you can see I had more women models so far so now I need men and also models from the 50+ generation.
Please forward the information to your friends or feel free to share the link of the project.
Next shooting days dates will be announced soon.
PHILIPPA, UK, MANCHESTER
JARA, UNITED STATES, MISSOURI
CAITLIN, UNITED STATES
WILLIE, SOUTH AFRICA
NIDENE, SOUTH AFRICA
On the second shooting day our special guest was not else than Marilyn Monroe.
Beside her I had the opportunity to meet special and funny people.
Thanks for the good company.
Next sessions are on the 2nd and 3rd of March, if you feel like participating please send me a message.
KRIS, CANADA & RUBEN, NETHERLANDS
LILLUS, TOMCSI & DORA, HUNGARY
ANNA, UNITED KINGDOM
FREYA, EUAN, FINN & IOANA, ROMANIA
I can proudly announce that we started 'Legal Alien in Prague' portrait project with the first group
of my volunteer models today.
Thanks everybody for giving me your support, time and smile. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.
I'm looking forward to continue at the same venue with new models tomorrow.
Of course this project is open for every fellow Alien in Prague and many more photo sessions are to come.
So if you would like to join just let me know and I'm sending all the information.
ANNA, MISSOURI, USA
JUSTINE & AMY, USA
OLGA, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
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