Bara Prasilova

Czech

Prasilova’s surreal images balance on the edge of beauty and weirdness, in between real and fictional set ups, originating from her sense of absurd humour and affinity for lightness that helps her to cope with serious topics. Instead of manipulating images digitally in post production as to render a magical ambience, Prasilova works with real props and objects, which lend her subjects a rare authenticity. She meticulously plans all of her shoots in advance, and her detailed sketches, custom-made props and costumes are usually part of her exhibitions.

Including a Hasselblad Masters award in 2014, Prasilova has been a recipient of numerous awards, such as the winner of the Photographer of the Year 2009 and 2011 by Czech Grand Design, Equally many commercial assignments have been requested by clients, such as Vitra, Ikea, The Czech National Theatre and the Newsweek magazine.

Recently, she has branched out into the world of moving images, creating videos based on her stills, which has created another outlet for her to build a new reality.