my name is Martin Hladik, I am Tokyo based Czech photographer & videographer.
My main office is in Tokyo, however you can find me more and more often in Prague as well. The best way to get in touch is my cell phone: +81-90-9312-2706, Tokyo office: +81-30-3609-6080 or through social pages.
Between commercial assignments I enjoy taking street snapshots of people, culture events and festivals and instead of loading a van by heavy photo lights as I do for commercial assignments, I love to grab my rangefinder Yashica or Konica and just go out to meet and photograph people. That’s the field where I feel “at home”.
I always felt to be a messenger who see, record and say stories about lives of other people, other countries, other environments.
My commercial work on opposite side is fulfilling requests of my clients; varied from advertising or campaign’s posters for heavy industry corporate clients, portraits of music celebrities for their tour promos or DVD covers or a video footage recordings for promotion or documentary movies.
Especially, video assignments are often request of clients who use to assign me to photo shoot.
Another field where I love to work are outdoor extreme sports. Since I was a professional athlete years ago I like to create stories about these communities and their top athletes.
When I arrived to Tokyo in 2000, I established a photo agency, mainly covering Japanese traditional festivals, cultural events and the tattoo art of local traditional tattoo masters. Assignments for tattoo magazines grew till I have so many images that I established new home pages (www.tattooinjapan.com).
2010 - The best Book Cover Photo , 2000 - Czech Press Photo
- Still life
- Video capture