They live by their own rules.
More than ten years, the Czech photographer David Tesinsky travels the world and photographs of representatives of different subcultures. On some images made them look easy, because they depict people with painful addictions. However, these documentary photographs are important because imagine a full cross-section of society without margins – it is impossible.
The pictures of David Tesinsky you can see different marginalized from the followers of Rastafarians in Jamaica to Satanists from his native Czech Republic. One of the latest series of his works is called “Before the night begin”, the author talks about the LGBT community in Cuba. There, despite the strict social framework, people live as they see fit, not hiding it.
David Tesinsky talks about their projects: “I have always been interested in subcultures, in particular I was fascinated by their philosophy, or at least the way of self-expression, resorted to her followers”. Often pictures become a way to tell the world about what is happening in a country where openly Express revolutionary sentiments impossible. For example, young people from the Iranian resistance leads in the underground, fighting for their freedom, and David especially makes the pictures that tell the truth about the situation in Iran outside the country. “When I see the oppression of the rights of animals or people, I feel angry, and the camera becomes a great weapon to defeat the indifference to this subject from the public,” says David. He is confident that his pictures should stir up the society, be the impetus for positive changes in the world.
Abi – transgender. By day he sells fruit in a poor area in the suburbs of Havana, and in the evening turns into a charming dancer. The photo captures the moment when his teammate and roommate to help him apply makeup.
Exorcism in Ethiopia
This man believes that it is constantly visited by demons, so he is floundering Church. During the rite of exorcism he shouts, waving his hands, but he is convinced that, when purified, at last, will cease to hurt and to suffer. Local residents rely extensively on the help of priests, paying them large sums of money, often this can be half of the total earned.
The photo was taken in Ethiopia in 2014.
The generation of the revolutionaries in Iran
A series of photographs about young people in Tehran and Iran tells how he lives and thinks a new generation of revolutionaries.
Ascetics from different countries of the world
For 10 years the World live without money in harmony with nature. He does not use drugs and medications, does not smoke and does not drink alcohol, coffee and tea, don’t heat food or drinks, do not make a fire and produces food and clothing only in trash bins.
Satanists in the Czech Republic
The worshippers of the devil see the fallen angel, the spirit of progress, the inspiration for great achievements, which lead to the liberation of individuals. Among the followers of this cult in the Czech Republic – the representatives of the middle class, they rarely impose anyone their ideology, recognizing the right of each to their own opinion. The picture shows one of the night rituals conducted by Satanists.
The homeless in Japan
Few people know that in Japan there are slums. They look very different than the neighborhoods of the poor in India or Nepal. There the streets run mostly the kids are running around grandma and grandpa with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The photographer spent in the poor quarter a few days and on our own experience, that these people are welcoming and friendly to those who speaks their language (before the trip, he heard a completely different opinion). They willingly gave David a beer, and the memory gave him a guitar.
Rastafarian from Jamaica
David went to Jamaica to learn whether there were true fans of reggae. It turned out that there.
Drug addicts from the Czech Republic
David spent 8 months dealing with drug addicts in Prague. He learned a lot about their behavior and decided to tell the world about the tragedy of these people.
Rap culture in America
A series of photographs talks about these rappers and their everyday life. David talked with all the leading festivals, DJs, street artists.
The circus in the Czech Republic
The life of a circus performer is not only constant training and performances. Artist Jaromir Joo from time to time walks through the city streets with his pupil – tiger Taiga.
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