PETR SALABAPHOTOGRAPHER & DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR
About, Bio and Contact
In my work I try to find the beauty in the complexity of the contexts.
Studied theatre and philosophy at Red Cross Nordic College, Norway. My initial creative background comes from news photography. I’m Interested in popularization of science to make the cooperation between people easier. Figuring out why things happen.
Currently finishing Masters in Documentary filmmaking at FAMU, Czech Rep.
Recent award: 2019 AFO Spotlight – personal award for the most promising young artist in the field of popular science film
You can check out an interview with me (in Czech) at:
+420 774 953 539 (GSM, Telegram, Signal)
THIS NO MAN’S LAND OF MINE
35 min documentary film –TRAILER
Documentary film about a group of radical anarcho-capitalists that decide to declare their own micro-nation in the Balkans as a part of a wacky tax evasion plan.
The film follows the self-proclaimed president of Liberland as he tries to convince the European politicians to join his cause and outsmart the Croatian border guards. Meetings on boards of private planes and police arrests on the ground ensue in this documentary comedy film.
22 min documentary film
Dramatic and satiric meditation about the history of humankind and technology. Shot mostly in 240fps during the G20 riots in Hamburg in 2017.
Best Czech and Slovak popular science documentary film, AFO International Festival of Science Documentary Films
Czech Joy, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Intimate portrayal of obsolete photography process.
5 min short film
Before the invention of celluloid film, early photographs were captured on glass plates covered in light-sensitive liquid.
An average exposure time of one photo could be in tens of seconds which requires a very still posture of the model.
Cinematography: Nelson Talbot
Directed by Petr Salaba
Series of 6 short documentaries commissioned by the Czech Ministry of Agriculture to promote alternative ways of animal and vegetable farming.
Organic farming often brings smaller yields than conventional methods but it might be a promising mid-step towards more thoughtful and humane form of agriculture in the near future.
Cinematography and production: Petr Salaba
The usually peacefully Canadians started burning things down, looting shops and flipping cars over on the roof.
In June 2011 the ice-hockey club Vancouver Canucks lost THE GAME 7. The final match in the Stanley Cup tournament.
THE PHILOSOPHICAL FACULTY OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY
A popular series of videos about literature, philosophy and religion.
Some of the experts in the series are Martin Hilský, Tomáš Halík or Anna Housková.
Concept: Eva Krásová
Editing: Kateřina Krejčová
Photography and video: Petr Salaba