012 - Oliver Takáč is the twelfth in an ongoing collaboration with Open Doors Gallery publishing the work of emerging photographers.
Oliver Takáč is a Slovak photographer, colorist and cinematographer born in Košice. He is currently attending a cinematography course at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Training to become Director of Photography. Looking at his colourful art it’s like living inside a movie among imaginary narratives in fantastical places. His style has already made a huge impact amongst his contemporaries. As well as offering oversubscribed masterclasses of his own for young emerging artists wishing to learn his grading and colouration techniques. This is remarkable for an artist who has only been taking photographs for a few years.
"I've been taking photographs for about two and a half years. It's not a long journey. I only shoot what I like and not what I think the others want. I don't create to be famous. I am happy with myself and with what I do. This is all that I really need.
I don't take inspiration from anyone else. I have a lot of ideas for pictures inside my head, so why should I take inspiration from someone? I think that if you don’t have basic ideas to start, you won’t create your own style and everything will just be the result of a series of accidents." - Oliver Takáč, 2022