AKI Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede, the Netherlands
About Tony Dočekal
Dutch/Czech photographer Tony Dočekal (Amsterdam, 1992) studied photography at ArtEZ University of the Arts. My work explores the overlap between reality and storytelling, by pointing out that a photograph can be both documentation and falsification. By using framing and suggestiveness I present a slightly critical view of everyday life. Mundane scenes become mysterious and ominous when approached from another angle. A returning theme in my work is the loneliness and absurdity of the human condition and its effect on our planet. Even in the images without people, the human presence lingers. My aim is to make people think about and re-appreciate what they have.