Jul 222013
 

Sketches of Prague

Czech Republic

Workshop Images

Emerging from the gray cloak 

of communism less than thirty years 

ago, Prague has undergone a huge 

transformation.  The vestages of its

easter block history have been replaced

with bustling cafes, lush parks and 

and a healthy balance between progress

and preservation.  

Sketches of Prague by Adam Marelli

A Week in Prague

Visiting an new city is like being set up on a blind date.  The flight over from NYC was filled with more questions than answers.  I had been to eastern Europe, but never Prague.  Sure the guide books looked good, the post cards seemed pleasant, but all the research in the world can never prepare me for the moment when I step off the plane and feel a city for the first time.  Fortunately Prague did not disappoint.  I left New York City, the heat and its abysmal humidity for a clear 75° F degrees, a nice breeze and a smooth ride to the hotel.  David Farkas, of Leica Store Miami, and I arrived two days early to get our bearings before the workshop.  We wanted to see, first hand, whether Prague would live up to its nickname, “Paris of the East.”  By the end of the week, we both agreed that while Paris has its charms…Prague stood out for its exceptional service, brilliant weather, surprsingly good Italian food, and photo rich streets.  Over the next few posts, I want to share some of my images to give everyone a glimpse into our week, where I indulged in every photographers dream…to take pictures just for the fun of it.  No editors, no clients, no deadlines, just a camera and a pair of sunglasses.

Our workshop photographers came from all over the globe, Brazil, Mexico, the US, and Australia.  This eclectic group explored the city, its art and its people.  Never have I encountered a group so willing to go up to perfect strangers and say “Hey I’m taking a photography course…can I take your picture?”  The results were astounding.  Cap the days off with evenings soaked in Barolo and Vin Santo and you will get  taste for our adventures. (Wednesday evening was one of the most heroic dinners I have ever had at a workshop…we sat down at 7:30pm and did not leave the restaurant until 3:00am! Good god, where were our handlers?!)  We loved every minute of the trip.  Here is the first installment of pictures, stay tuned for the Model Shoot, The Dancing House, and some comparisons of the Monochrom, M240 and M9 (David brought us enough Leica gear to outfit a small army.  We still have no idea how he got through security, but were glad he made it through.  It was like having a Leica Boutique on the road with us.)

More to come,

– Adam 

Tired from Travel © Adam Marelli

“Attention” © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

Sketches of Prague © Adam Marelli

  7 Responses to “Sketches of Prague”

  1. Nice images!!!it is so hard to get a good bubbles picture!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing this series of photos.

  3. Hey Adam, some great images here. I particularly like the one I’m calling “The Girl, The Guy & The Guard” it seems to sum up Praha pretty well from my memory of my last trip there but then that was about 14 years ago. Also great to see a Leica seminar leader who doesn’t rely too heavily on narrow depth of field.

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