Kája Curtis Photography: Blog https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog en-us (C) Kája Curtis Photography All Rights Reserved. kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:33:00 GMT Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:33:00 GMT https://www.kajacurtis.com/img/s/v-5/u911809164-o360783744-50.jpg Kája Curtis Photography: Blog https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog 120 82 Karaoke Kinsmen https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2018/6/karaoke-kinsmen Some time ago Prague Shakespeare Company presented a night of Karaoke Kinsmen as part of the PSC400 in celebration of the anniversary of Shakespeare's death. It was a very fun night where anyone could sign up for a part and get the chance to delivery it to the audience and to the internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar, actor and director Paul Prescott (Associate Director Global Shakespeare, Warwick University) and the cast of PSC. No small feat! 

There were quite a few beverages to be had and some really great readings from some very unsuspecting people.

What's Karaoke Kinsmen you might ask, well it's a live Karaoke reading of Shakespeare’s play the The Two Noble Kinsmen inspired by Chaucer’s A Knight’s Tale.

Photographically it's always a challenge to shoot in the basement theater pub but always fun.

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) actors behindthescenes bw czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography prague pragueshakes pragueshakespearecompany theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2018/6/karaoke-kinsmen Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:31:21 GMT
The Tempest https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/8/the-tempest It's always great fun when you finally get to work with someone who you have been collaborating with for years. Brigitte Dörnerová is a creative soul who spends her time creating her beloved puppets. Brigitte and I go back for a number of years now and have always visualized combining our artistry and recently we finally got our chance. 

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare the Prague Shakespeare Company has taken on a huge task of doing the full cannon of Shakespeares works. Brigitte took on The Tempest!

Her creativity and imagination are grand and it was so much fun documenting the event for her and Prague Shakespeare Company.

For the full gallery of images have a look here The Tempest Gallery

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography lindsaytaylor prague pragueshakes pragueshakespearecompany praguetheater psc shakespeare tempest theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/8/the-tempest Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:44:00 GMT
Edel Sanders - Rudolfinum https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/7/edel-sanders---rudolfinum I had the pleasure to photograph the Prague debut of Edel Sanders. This lovely event was help at the historic and infamous Ruldolfinum Theater in the center of the city. I also got to use the Sony A7s thanks to the local Sony rep! It was a wonderful afternoon on a warm summer day. Something magical about it all.

 

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) Bohemia Ceska Czech Czech Republic Eastern Europe blackandwhite bohemia bw czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography opera prague rudolfinum rudolfinumtheater theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/7/edel-sanders---rudolfinum Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:48:01 GMT
Othello https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/6/othello Documenting the creativity of others is really what theater work is about. Finding that actors moment and being able to capture the emotion. Sure it sounds easy but every job comes with more than its fair share of challenges. Othello was definitely one of those shows.

A dark show with minimal lighting challenges any photographer. Dark lighting means slow shutter speeds, shallow depth of field and high ISO. Add to that that no motion can be seen in a photo, and actors who don't always hit their mark, doesn't leave for many options. These are the shows where the more dress rehearsals the better, but rarely is that an option.


As challenging as they are they can provide great images with lots of drama and mood.

 

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography prague pragueshakes pragueshakespearecompany theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/6/othello Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:15:00 GMT
The Puppet King Richard The Second https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/6/the-puppet-king-richard-the-second One of the most creative one man shows I have seen. Gregory Gudgeon is an extraordinary actor and his talents as actor, creator, visionary are well exhibited in this piece. A special performance created for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death for the Prague Shakespeare Company performed at Divadlo Kolowrat.


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Flowers in the Park https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/6/flowers-in-the-park

In between all the work, it's good to take some time to clear ones head.

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) Bohemia Ceska Czech Czech Republic Eastern Europe Europe Prague https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/6/flowers-in-the-park Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:43:23 GMT
Marketing the Puppet https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/5/marketing-the-puppet The Puppet King Richard The Second

Interesting time working with Greg getting some marketing shots for his show The Puppet King Richard The Second as part of the Shakespeare400.

Here are some of final images, can't wait to see the show.

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography prague pragueshakes pragueshakespearecompany theater theatre https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/5/marketing-the-puppet Sun, 15 May 2016 09:15:00 GMT
Shakespeare400 - A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/5/shakespeare400---a-live-radio-broadcast-of-much-ado-about-nothing 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeares death. In the world of theater this is a big deal, so this year is known as Shakespeare400. In honor of this historic year the Prague Shakespeare Company will be presenting the entire canon of William Shakespeare's works. Not an easy task! There are performances, exhibitions of all sorts of different mediums, readings, music events and much more going on every day.

One of the many perfomances being hosted at Divadlo Kolowrat and the Prague Shakespeare Company was A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing. Such great and talented people to work with.

Promo piece, Karel Hermanek, HM Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson OBE, Jessica Boone - Prague Shakespeare Company

Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský

Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský

HM Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, she is just fabulous! Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingPrague Shakespeare Company presents Her Majesty’s Ambasador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE as Beatrice, Jessica Boone as Hero, Guy Roberts as Benedick and Michael Pitthan as Claudio in A Live Radio Broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and lanuage in a smart new production from PSC. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front. Special Bonus: Every performance will be audio live streamed over the internet so anyone in the world can listen to the performances!

Directed by Guy Roberts
Performed in English
- Featuring Czech surtitles by Martin Hilský

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe kajacurtisphotography prague pragueshakes pragueshakespearecompany theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/5/shakespeare400---a-live-radio-broadcast-of-much-ado-about-nothing Sun, 08 May 2016 09:45:00 GMT
The Order of the Blue Chrysanthemum https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/5/shakespeare400---the-order-of-the-blue-chrysanthemum I truly love working with the theater!

One of the many perfomances being hosted at Divadlo Kolowrat and the Prague Shakespeare Company  was The Order of the Blue Chrysantemum - A New Mystery from the World of Karel Čapek’s Pocket Tales Adapted and Directed by John Poston.

It's always fun to shot and work with other artists and watch their process as their piece develops. Then, to see all the many elements come together for a finished piece, its exhilarating.

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe kajacurtisphotography prague pragueshakes pragueshakespearecompany theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/5/shakespeare400---the-order-of-the-blue-chrysanthemum Sun, 01 May 2016 09:45:00 GMT
Ghost Church of Czech Republic https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/4/ghost-church-of-czech-republic I find myself making friends with some very interesting local photographers, some Czech some not so much. One of us heard about this interesting church, so what else would a group of city photographers do? Easy, pack ourselves up in multiple cars with trunks full of gear and head out to the countryside.

Our destination Kostel sv Jiri (St George Curch), an old church with a long history. Twice destroyed by fire and twice rebuilt, occupied by German  troops during WWII and in more recent history the roof collapsed during a funeral killing several attendees. After this tragic event it was all but abandoned. A few years ago the town was looking into ways to fund a massive reconstruction and restorage project to save the building so they called upon and artist who had a great idea!

Jakub Hadrava made ghostly plaster sculptures and strategically filled the church with his brillant pieces of art creating a haunting atmosphere and a much needed tourist attraction.

What photographer wouldn't hop in their car to see this?!

There is no entry fee, donations are most welcome and go towards the reconstruction/restoration costs.

Some images from our trip...

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There were only a few other folks there when we arrived, but we did get there just as they opened, by the time we left there were quite a few people there. As we were loading up our cars a group of photographers was arriving from Poland, just to shot this church. So the attraction is working, hopefully folks are generous to leave behind a nice donation for its repairs.

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"Ghost Church" at Luková u Manětín"Ghost Church" at Luková u Manětín''Ghost Church" at Luková u Manětín
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Makes you want to hop in your car and check it out doesn't it! :D

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SWAN Prague - Support Woman Artists Now https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/4/swan-prague---support-woman-artists-now There's a great annual event that takes place globally. This year the Swan (Support Woman Artists Now) Prague Festival opened on the 31st of March at the GUD Gallery http://www.galeriegud.cz/  It is an international event designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.

It was a full house that came out to support woman artists from all over the world. The night showcased various live performances, art exhibitions, story telling, music and a whole lot of fun!

So for the entire month of April there are all kinds of different events, workshops, various gatherings and happenings For a schedule of events you can check out the website at: https://swanprague.wordpress.com/

A few of the images from the evenings events...

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March where have you gone? https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/4/march I can't believe March has come and gone already, it's amazing how time can fly by. Speaking of flying...

Recently I was lucky enough to get a special photography tour of the local airport. Something not easily accomplished nowadays with all the security that's required. The airport provided a wonderful opportunity to be on the tarmac and get some fun photos. The weather wasn't so great, it was cold and grey, but still awesome all the same.

Sometimes you get a shot and you just have to sit in the middle of the tarmac to check it out....

I love this one, have no idea why, I just do.

I was most fascinated in the repair hanger, seeing planes without their outter lining was very interesting!

Bare wings

 

Those propellers look like they can cause some serious damage!

I was quickly reminded just how massive a beast the airplane can be as it comes whizzing by you ready to take off, safe travels.....

And we can not forget about the bird and wildlife control unit, great job guys!

 

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) airport blackandwhite bw czech_republic europe kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/4/march Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:37:38 GMT
Nice Surprise https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/2/nice-surprise I have a lovely client who I started working with a few years ago in the studio. Recently she started a band and is the lead singer in Aurora the Party Band. She has a beautiful voice and so much fun on stage that the audience just can't help but get in the vibe. She sent me a text one morning last week about a gig for the same night at La Loca (https://www.laloca.cz/en) here in Prague. Luckily I was free that night and was able to attend the event they were performing at. I have to say it was great fun, so much so that when it was over me and my assistant left, singing away, with no thought whatsoever of getting paid. She called me later and we were laughing, as I completely forgot, I enjoyed the music so much I just didn't think about anything else. 

Aurora Party Band at La Loca, Prague, Czech Republic - Photo by Kaja Curtis

Aurora Party Band at La Loca, Prague, Czech Republic - Photo by Kaja Curtis More images can be seen here

http://www.kajacurtis.com/p233713357

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) aurora aurorathepartyband band czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography laloca music prague https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/2/nice-surprise Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:02:41 GMT
Snow People https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/1/snow-people A few days ago I was home doing some post-processing, when my software crashed. As my blood pressure rose I thought it best to step away for awhile and enjoy the lovely snowfall outside. My mom has been staying in the city to tend to some medical issues and visiting the drs. So after yelling at my computer I called mom to see how she was feeling. I could here it in her voice, fear, sadness, loneliness, tired...something in her voice was just a bit off and although she said she was fine, I heard otherwise. So knowing that she has to walk the dog, I informed her of my uncooperative software issue and announced that I was heading over and we were going to the park with the dog! It's cold and snowing but none the less the dog needs a good run....so off I went.

We met just outside her flat, all bundled up and ready for adventure, the dog, Cody, was so excited I could not help but smile.....

We spent the next 2 hours strolling in the park, watching the snow fall, the children sledding the other many many dogs running around, their tongues hanging out, all with a smile on their faces.

On a park bench were the 2 cutest little snow people complete with their beer cap hats (hey it is Prague after all!) Both mom and I stopped and commented on how adorable they were...

Aren't they cute?!

I am not a runner, but these folks were serious and despite the snow they were out there, and they were not alone.

So beautiful....

 

So happy I found something better to do than yell at my computer....sometimes its best to step away for a bit :D

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Harley watches snow https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2016/1/harley-watches-snow My furbaby, Harley, has been sick for several months now. We go to the vet regularly for her shots, which she does not enjoy very much, but I make sure she gets lots of loving and attention when we get back home. Its been snowing in Prague lately and little Miss Harley enjoys sitting on the window sill watching the snow fall. She is mesmerized and all her attention is given to this one task...watch the snow fall. That's it, nothing else matters, I would love to know what she is thinking....

Miss HarleyWatching the snow fall

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That Which Moves Forward https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/10/that-which-moves-forward I love shooting theater!

Its dramatic, it's always something different and new, but it is most challenging and not as easy as one would think.

I was recently commissioned for a dance jazz production, complete with a small orchestra.

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography prague https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/10/that-which-moves-forward Tue, 20 Oct 2015 04:00:00 GMT
The Mysterious Affair at Nela https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/10/the-mysterious-affair-at-nela The event of the season for Lobkowicz Events has come and gone. It was truely magnificent! This year the annual fundraiser event was definitely an interactive one. All the guests met up at the train station, where we took a private train up to Nelahozeves Castle. The main idea behind the event was based on the infamous painter, Pieter Bruegel, famous series of landscapes based on the seasons. Artists were commissioned to create their own versions. Somewhere during the evening one goes missing. Its up to the guests to find the clues thruout the rooms of the castle and determine what happened. Followed by an auction of the artwork.

It was a great night.

Gathering at the train station...

Enjoying the ride

A short walk

Let the fun begin...

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) czech_republic europe events kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography lobkowicz mysteriousaffairatnela prague https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/10/the-mysterious-affair-at-nela Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:36:54 GMT
Septembers Sunrise Sunday https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/9/septembers-sunrise-sunday I lead a small group of photography enthusiasts thru a local women's group. While deciding how we will organize our meetings and topics and considering various workshop outings, I thought "Why not do one now?" So off I went and created the event for the group, time to kick off "Sunrise Sundays".

We had our meeting bright and early at 5:30am on the Charles Bridge. It was a great morning for shooting, and we had a good time. Of course there's that stop for an egg mcmuffin before hopping on the tram home.

Its always a bit challenging getting up so early in the morning, but once I get back home I go thru the images, and I find myself already anxious for the next one...

and lastly...

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) charlesbridge czech_republic europe historic kajacurtisphotography oldtown prague sunrise https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/9/septembers-sunrise-sunday Tue, 29 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT
Jared as Dracula https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/9/jared-as-dracula I was excited to see the final result of a photoshot I did recently. I was doing some marketing photos for Prague Shakespeare Company for the upcoming season. One of the new shows for this fall is Dracula.

The director showed me a photo that inspired him, so our job was to create a feeling. Not always an easy task, but somehow we always seem to get where we need to, and we know right away when we do.

Here's the final image that will be used for the maketing of the production, Jared as Dracula

I can't wait to see the show!


 

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) dracula kajacurtisphotography pragueshakespeare theater https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/9/jared-as-dracula Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT
Views from above https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/9/views-from-above A friend of mine created a photography bucket list before moving away to England. I love that idea!

One of the things on her list was to go up one of the towers for the spectacular views. While its true the views are spectacular, being up that high dangling over the edge to see below was well...a bit terrifying.

Definitely best to look ahead and not down!

It was a brutally hot day, so of course you just have to stop for some ice cold lemonade...

 

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kajacurtis@gmail.com (Kája Curtis Photography) bohemia czech czech_republic europe kaja_curtis kajacurtis kajacurtisphotography prague https://www.kajacurtis.com/blog/2015/9/views-from-above Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:59:44 GMT