August 13, 2016 by Laura Gomez


The classic among the Czech photographers.

Thanks to his unique approach to photography and its processing he definitely belongs to the photographic elite.

He has created his own original photographic manuscript, thanks to the special processing technique of a positive image and the usage of a personally created photographic emulsion on a processed canvas or on Japanese handmade Washi paper. (Japanese Washi paper is characterized by high quality, strength and long durability),

The original technology of Vladimir Brunton guarantees an absolute archive stability of photo-pictures for several generations.

The extensive work of the artist is focused not only on free art (female body and still life) but also on portraits.

His best-known project is the series of portraits of prominent personalities from the Czech public life (Tomáš Bata, Miloš Forman, Václav Havel…) made on life-sized canvas.

The work of Vladimír Brunton can be found on http://brunton.dphoto.com, or www.brunton-foto.cz.

The special photographic technique of Vladimir Brunton can be seen in document film here:


In the last days, to show more colors in his work, he fond his own kind of art printing, which call “oilgraphy”.

He likes use the technique for interior architecture, with different themes.
Vladimir Brunton is solo exhibiting mainly in Czech and Slovak republic since 1992 and many of his pictures are in private collections around the world.

Photo lnterview

Name: Vladimir Brunton
Age: 55
Birthday: 8.7.1961
College: Art School Ostrava-CZ

Favorite Color: sepia
Favorite Book: Osho
Favorite Movie: Amadeus-M.Forman
Favorite Food: rosted goat cheese with salad

Favorite Quote:

What you think, you create.

What you create, you become

What you become, you profess.

What you profess, you live.

What you live, you are.

What you are, you think

For how long have been in photography? How did you start? for 20 years professionaly in art photography. as a boy looking at my granfather-in his photo dark room

How would you define yourself as an artist? I am more philosopher and yogi, than artist, interested in printing classic old techniques in photography than shooting and sitting at computer.

Where do you find inspiration? in women, children and „strange“ people

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts? no

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology? classic photography is creative, digital technology is good just for commercial use…

What type of camera do you use most? Toyo 8×10“

What is your favorite lens? equivalent of 50 mm 35 mm format

What has been your most memorable assignment and why? to learn Adobe Lightroom to manage my web side

What are your favourite three images you have shot recently? pictures of young interesting girl from Siberia

How important is an awesome website for your business? a lot

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have? patience

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? project of portraits of Czech celebrities

List of your clients? private people, Pilsner Urquell

Who are the photographer’s you admire the most? war photographers…shooting in amazingly hard conditions

What about architects and designers? I love to cooperative with them…very creative paople!

What are your next projects? exhibition of „oilgraphy“ pictures in big formats made by printing oil colors on japan handmade papers. Photos are from my friend-photographer, who has interesting serie of Instagram pictures!