Last weekend we have visited my father Karel Štěch (1953) at his home in Česká Kamenice in north Bohemia and shot his writing desk, where he showed us some of his most favorite things of his most favorite interest - photography of the local wild life.
Wild life photography is one of the disciplines standing somewhere between art, report, biology and hunting. It is activity of enjoying the silence of the forest and discovering the best unseen moments in the nature. My father was shooting since almost his childhood and whole life he is loyal to his home landscape of the northern Bohemia. During his career he shot some very interesting pictures of the Czech nature illustrating life of the deers, mouflons, roe deers or follow deers. It is a true wood style life with almost every day or evening visits of the forest and waiting for the best moments and standing in hope of the best light and good shooting angles. "You are hunter with the camera.", he said and adds: "when you are waiting in the middle of the forest in total silence with the big objective for your picture, you enjoy beauty of the forest so much. Nobody there, only nature and animals."
With the respect for the tradition and sense for the quality products, my father is one of the most stylish hunters and photographers of the nature in Czech republic. For his endless forest adventures he choose the best equipment such as Leica or Nikon cameras, Barbour jackets and accessories or hand-made damask knife. More about his collection directly in the pictures.