“I combed through my archives and selected well known as well as newly discovered photos. A quarter-century later, it’s hard to believe the luck I had to be able to live work during such an amazing time. A time of hope, a time of positive energy. I spent a good portion of my life with an exceptional person: Václav Havel. The book is about this time, about him and about me, about all of us. I’ll be happy if it makes you happy. The book was published in October 2016 on the occasion of what would have been Václav Havel’s eightieth birthday, and on the fifth anniversary of his death.”
Interesting facts about the book:
- I examined 67 622 images shot on 35 mm film.
- I selected new, hitherto unpublished photos.
- I also included “iconic images”, for example the photo of President Havel surprised by a wave on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, which won a prize at World Press Photo in 1991, or a photo of Václav Havel walking away along a sandy beach in Portugal.
- I am self-publishing the book