Street / Documentary / Editorial Photographer - MICHAL FANTA
based in Prague, Czech Republic


street photography, personal work, thoughts, and other random stuff ...updated almost daily

Documentary Photography, Dance Performance, and Advertising


The summer was about to begin and the dancers were ending their season with a public performance at a lovely theatre located in a picturesque town in the middle of the Czech Republic. The call time was 8 am. It was the time when close to 100 dancers met at a local dance studio to stretch, did a final rehearsal, and of course had their make-up done by a team of wonderful make-up artists. And when everyone was ready we headed towards the theatre...

The theatre was sold out and the performance a huge success, there actually had to be two consecutive shows to accommodate everyone. And I am truly grateful I had the opportunity to document all that with my camera. 

It was an all-day-all-access-shoot filled with laughter, music, dance, and amazing people. I enjoyed every single minute of it, however I wouldn't be satisfied if I wasn't able to capture the atmosphere in a single photograph. And the one above is exactly it.

It's also one of my favorite images I made that day. Mostly because it's not the usual documentary photo one would imagine when thinking about photographs. And that's one of the reasons why I love it and probably why the client ended up using it for their ad campaign.

Michal Fanta