One, Mario Sikora

“Greetings to all art and photography enthusiasts!”
Mario´s a professional photographer who believes in the power of visual storytelling. With a strong passion for capturing emotions and moments that matter, his journey is a remarkable blend of creativity and exploration. Be part of an unmistakable story.

Bio
· Member of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic – APF ČR
· Member of the Audit Committee of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic – APF ČR
· Member of the Czech Federation of Photographic Art – ČFFU
· Member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique’ – FIAP
· Juror of international photography competitions
· Ambassador of the International Association of Art Photographers – IAAP
· DASTAX Ambassador
· VFFOTO Ambassador
· Contractual cooperation with the agency art + commerce NY, USA (represents Vogue Italy)
· Holder of many international awards, honorable mentions and nominations.
· Holder of Gold Medals of organizations FIAP, PSA, GPU, IAAP, MOL PA and others; in the categories Color, Monochrome, Portrait and others.

“You have to succumb to beauty.”
“In photography, I emphasize the play with light, shadow, perspective and emotion.”
“I think comprehensively about photography and I always see a clear vision of how to reach the result.”
“A firm believer in preparedness, I approach every assignment with multiple cameras and backup strategies. This ensures that every captured moment is secure and your memories are preserved with utmost care.”

Do you have questions or ideas? Connect with me. Your inquiries are always welcome, and I look forward to collaborating on projects or photoshoot.

Mario Sikora, EFIAP, EP, c**MoL, EHPS, ER-ISF
+420 733 290 035 (Phone, Whatsapp)
info@mariosikora.cz

EXPERIENCES

DIRECTLY FROM CLIENTS.
References can also be found on the company profile on Google or Seznam.

ANETA KERNOVÁ • Actress

Mario is a professional in every sense - exceptional communication, outstanding approach, precision, and the ability to listen to the client's needs. His pleasant demeanor shines through, and I recommend him to anyone seeking a photographer for any occasion. You'll surely be as satisfied as I am."

EVA KOLAŘÍKOVÁ • MODEL

"The greatest challenge for me was to be photographed by Mario Sikora. Mario belongs among the top photographers who possess an incredible sense for photography. His photos are entirely distinct from those of most Czech photographers. Everything is perfectly organized; he assembles a team of even 10 people, operating at an extremely high level. He knows what to capture and exudes an extraordinary effort; as they say, he manages to bring out what the model herself doesn't even know she has. It's an honor for me to collaborate with him."

VLADIMÍR PROCHÁZKA • ART CRITIC

"His photographs depict the outward appearance of the subject as well as the ideas that the author associates with them and expresses through their spirit. He aims to captivate the viewer with the charm and simplicity of expressive means, emphasizing the significance of the visual aspect in relation to the chosen theme of his photography or the subject suggested by the commissioner of the photographs."

TAŤÁNA GOLCOVÁ

"Great collaboration, impeccable service, and Mario always precisely captures the client's needs. Custom-made workshops are a guarantee. Always 100% prepared. Highly recommended."

KARLA VLHOVÁ

"The course met my expectations. Mario is a photographer who knows how to explain, and his precise guidance suited me well. The friendly atmosphere pervaded the entire course, and the result is photos that bring joy to look at. Thank you."

MARTINA TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ· Model and Gallerist

"With this review, I'd like to once again express my gratitude for the fantastic photoshoot. Mario is a professional who knows what he wants from a photo and how to achieve the desired result. The photoshoot was conducted in a laid-back atmosphere, and I believe everyone present enjoyed it. The photographs are always original and distinctly bear Mario's signature style. Definitely recommended."

MARKÉTA ŠEMBEROVÁ

"The photoshoot was an enormous experience for me. The photographer was very kind and sympathetic, brimming with creative ideas. The session flowed in a relaxed atmosphere, and I'm completely satisfied. Thank you for a lovely morning. I can only recommend this photographer."

ANNA SOUKUPOVÁ

"I've admired Mario's photos practically forever. I liked them and the atmosphere they conveyed, which I couldn't find with other photographers. Perhaps that's what makes Mario's style so unique. It sets him apart from other photographers."

GABRIELA BOSÁKOVÁ LUKAŠEVIČ • MUA AND STYLIST

"I had the opportunity to collaborate with Mario several times. His approach is absolutely professional in every respect. All his projects are meticulously planned and perfectly prepared. He always sticks to the predetermined schedule, and working with him is a breeze. He communicates with everyone on set, and his final photographs are simply breathtaking. He always ensures that the outcome of the shoot is flawless and unique, and I must say that it truly is. Mario is, without a doubt, the best at what he does."

KARIN GOLÁŇOVÁ

"I needed personalized advice from a photographer, tailored exactly to my needs. Mario was the clear choice. He patiently explained everything to me."

Awards

A selection of photography titles

Holder of the international title and qualification European Photographer – EP, awarded by the FEP, Federation of European Professional Photographers, Belgium
Holder of the international title Excellence FIAP – EFIAP, awarded by the FIAP association (under the patronage of UNESCO), France
Holder of the international title Excellence HPS – EHPS, awarded by the Hellenic Photographic Society, Greece
Holder of the international title Master of Light – c**MoL, awarded by the MoL PA association, Canada
Holder of the international title Renowned Exhibitor – ER-ISF, awarded by the Image sans Frontière association, France

A selection of the 10 from the awards

2022 · FIAP Gold Medal, Portrait, Bohemia Best Authors, Czech Republic.
2022 · Salon 1 Winner a FIAP Gold Medal, TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT, Austria.
2021 · Grand Jury Winner, Music Photo Contest, Viewbug, USA.
2021 · 1st Place and FIAP Gold Medal, APHRODITE – 9th, OLYMPIC PHOTO CIRCUIT, Greece.
2021 · Nomination for Person of the Year in Young Czech Photography – under 30 years, APF, Czech Republic.
2021 · 1st Place and FIAP Gold Medal, Category: People, 1st International photo salon MOLDOVA ART FEST 2021, Moldova.
2020 · FIAP Gold Medal, 7th International Photography Contest of AFAD, Turkey.
2020 · 2nd place – Movement, EISA Maestro 2020, Národní kolo – Czech Republic.
2020 · MoL Gold medal, Photon Circuit 2020 – Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2019 · IAAP Gold Medal, XII TYLKO JEDNO ZDJĘCIE, Jarosław, Poland.

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2023 · Honorable Mention, The Budapest international foto awards 2023, Hungary.
2023 · 2nd Place, PSA Silver Medal, 130th Toronto Salon, Canada.
2023 · Honorable Mention Adolf Zika, Czech Art Photo 2023, Czech Republic.
2023 · Organizer’s prize, Czech Art Photo 2023, Czech Republic.
2023 · Nominee in Professional – Portrait, 9rd Fine Art Photography Award, London, UK
2023 · Jury selection – Momenty, FUJIFILM PHOTO AWARDS, Czech Republic.
2023 · PSA Honorable Mention, RefleX 2023, Černá hora.
2023 · Silver award, Honors of Excellence, WPE award – international.
2022 · GPU Ribbon, 32th Interfotoklub Vsetin, Czech Republic.
2022 · 1st Place, Česká stopa v Evropě, Czech Republic.
2022 · Master of Light Silver Ribbon, Summer, Sea, Sun 2022, Croatia.
2022 · PSA Honorable Mention, Summer, Sea, Sun 2022, Croatia.
2022 · FIAP Blue Ribbon, Gold Camera 2022, Montenegro.
2022 · 2xFIAP Blue Ribbon, Ocular 2022, Serbia.
2022 · Salon Silver Medal, Ocular 2022, Serbia.
2022 · Master of Light Bronze Plaquette, Ocular 2022, Serbia.
2022 · FIAP Gold Medal, Portrait, Bohemia Best Authors, Czech Republic.
2022 · IAAP Gold Medal, Bohemia Best Authors, Czech Republic.
2022 · FIAP Blue Ribbon, 3RD APOLLON BW – HPS SALON 2022, Greece.
2022 · Honorable Mention, MIFA – Moscow international foto awards, Russia.
2022 · Salon 1 Winner a FIAP Gold Medal, TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT, Austria.
2021 · Grand Jury Winner, Music Photo Contest, Viewbug, USA.
2021 · 1st Place and FIAP Gold Medal, APHRODITE – 9th, OLYMPIC PHOTO CIRCUIT, Greece.
2021 · GPU Gold Medal, International Photo Salon ETHIOPIA ART FEST 2021, Ethiopia.
2021 · FIAP Bronze Medal, 7th Wojnicz International Salon of Photography 2021, Poland.
2021 · 1st Place, Život v Evropě, Czech Republic.
2021 · DIPA Sliver Medal, Through the Viewfinder, Serbia.
2021 · PSA Gold Medal, Through the Viewfinder, Serbia.
2021 · FIAP HONOURABLE MENTION for Czech Republic, represented Mario Sikora and more., 29th FIAP Colour Biennial, France.
2021 · AIP Gold Medal, 6th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit 2021, Singapore.
2021 · GPU Silver Medal, 4. ATHENS GRAND HPS PHOTO SALON 2021 GREECE, Greece.
2021 · Nomination for Person of the Year in Young Czech Photography – under 30 years, APF, Czech Republic.
2021 · 1st Place and FIAP Gold Medal, Category: Decisive moment, Good Light 2021 International Photo Contest, Serbia.
2021 · DIPA silver medal, Category: Open colour, Good Light 2021 International Photo Contest, Serbia.
2021 · SALON Silver Medal, Category: Open monochrome, Good Light 2021 International Photo Contest, Serbia.
2021 · 1st Place and FIAP Gold Medal, Category: People, 1st International photo salon MOLDOVA ART FEST 2021, Moldova.
2021 · APG Bronze Medal, Category: Landscape:, 1st International photo salon MOLDOVA ART FEST 2021, Moldova.
2021 · SALON Bronze medal, ORION 2021 Photo Contest, Turkey.
2021 · SALON Bronze medal, Contrast 2021, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2021 · SALON Bronze medal, Moldova Photo Salon 2021, Moldova.
2021 · SALON Bronze medal, SAVA CIRCUIT 2021, Croatia.
2021 · FIAP Blue Ribbon, PhotoArt Prague 2021, Czech Republic.
2021 · SALON Silver medal, 6th MIROC Exhibition Penza 2021, Russia.
2021 · Honorable Mention in Portrait (Professional), Monochrome Awards 2020.
2020 · IAAP Mention, 3nd INTERNATIONAL CONTEST CAPODIMONTE SMALL PRINTS 2020, Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro.
2020 · FIAP Blue Ribbon, The PhotoArt VISION, Česká republika.
2020 · APNA Gold Medal, The Objective International Salon is exhibition of art photography organised by Lens NGO, Armenia.
2020 · 1st Place a IAAP Gold Medal, The International exhibition of art photography PreFOTO Balkans EDITION, Serbia.
2020 · Finalist – TOP 20 (1008 fotografů z 56 zemí), World Eco Photo 2020, Moscow, Russia.
2020 · FIAP Gold Medal, 7th International Photography Contest of AFAD, Turkey.
2020 · Honorable mention, MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020, London, UK.
2020 · 2nd place – Movement, EISA Maestro 2020, Národní kolo – Czech Republic.
2020 · MoL Gold medal, Photon Circuit 2020 – Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2020 · SALON Gold medal, Photon Circuit 2020 – Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2020 · PSA Gold medal – Old time, Photon Circuit 2020 – Ulcinj, Montenegro.
2020 · NBPC Gold medal, 13th NBPC International salon of photography, India.
2019 · Honorable Mention (Professional) – People: Portrait, Neutral density photography awards.
2019 · PSA Gold Medal, Phoenix, Tirana, Albania.
2019 · IAAP Gold Medal, XII TYLKO JEDNO ZDJĘCIE, Jarosław, Poland.
2017 · Honorable Mention (Professional) – Architecture: Cityscapes, Neutral density photography awards.
2017 · Nominee (Professional) – Portrait, 3rd Fine Art Photography Award, London, UK.
2016 · Honorable Mention (Professional) – People, IPA 2016, Los Angeles, USA.

Exhibitions

A SELECTION OF THE 10 FROM EXHIBITIONS

2023 · Linz, Amstetten, Mautern, Wien, Kilb, Braunau, Wels, Steyr, Gmunden, Bregenz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Velden a Graz, TOUR  Winners, Austria
2023 · Ostrava, Slezskoostravská gallery, „Women“
2023 · Vsetín, Interfotoklub 32, Gallery Stará radnice a Muzeum region Valašsko – Vsetínský zámek
2023 · Třinec, Galerie – Municipality of the city of Třinec, „Women“
2022 · Jindřichův Hradec, Museum of photography and modern visual media, „Women“
2021 · Třinec, Museum of the Třinec Ironworks and the city of Třinec, „Mario“
2020 · Russia, III Международного фотоконкурса – World Eco Photo, виртуальной выставки избранных работ победителей и финалистов фотоконкурса
2020 · Turkey, AFAD Exhibition Sln – Exhibition and Award Cermony
2019 · Jarosław, Miejski Ośrodek Kultury w Jarosławiu, „XII INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY“
2017 · Prague, Ambit kláštera Panny Marie Sněžné na Jungmannově náměstí, „Detail“

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2023 · Linz, Amstetten, Mautern, Wien, Kilb, Braunau, Wels, Steyr, Gmunden, Bregenz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Velden a Graz, TOUR Winners, Austria
2023 · Ostrava, Slezskoostravská gallery, „Women“
2023 · Vsetín, Interfotoklub 32, Gallery Stará radnice a Muzeum region Valašsko – Vsetínský zámek
2023 · Třinec, Gallery – Municipality of the city of Třinec, „Women“
2023 · Český Těšín, Gallery AVION „Photographs with atmosphere“
2022 · Pardubice, Exhibition spaces of Zelená brána Pardubice, „Česká stopa v Evropě“
2022 · Jindřichův Hradec, Museum of photography and modern visual media, „Women“
2022 · Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové City Library, „Život v Evropě“
2022 · Hradec Králové, Aupark, „Výstava fotografů“
2021 · Vsetín, Interfotoklub 31, Old Town Hall Gallery and Museum of the Wallachia Region – Vsetín Castle
2021 · Wojnicz, Poland, Wawel Cinema, Exhibition of awarded photographs – Wojnicz International Salon of Photography 2021
2021 · Hradec Králové, NãPLAVKA, „Výstava fotografů“
2021 · Jarosław, Art Projector Gallery, „Exhibition of awarded photographs – INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY“
2021 · Virtual exhibition, „Život v Evropě“
2021 · Hradec Králové, FOMEI TOP 2021, „Výstava fotografů“
2021 · Třinec, Museum of the Třinec Ironworks and the city of Třinec, „Mario“
2020 · Russia, III Международного фотоконкурса – World Eco Photo, виртуальной выставки избранных работ победителей и финалистов фотоконкурса
2020 · Turkey, AFAD Exhibition Sln – Exhibition and Award Cermony
2020 · Dhaka, Bangladesh, National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha
2020 · Konya, Turkey, Sille Sanat Sarayı İbrahim Zaman, Exhibition and Award Ceremony
2020 · Ulcinj, Montenegro, PCO Gallery of Ulcinj
2019 · Pardubice, House of technology Pardubice, „K.D.E.“
2019 · Jarosław, Miejski Ośrodek Kultury w Jarosławiu, „XII INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY“
2019 · Třinec, Museum of the Třinec Ironworks and the city of Třinec, „Hudba objektivem fotografa“
2018 · Hradec Králové, Reference center of the Hradec Králové City Library, „K.D.E.“
2018 · Trenčín, Trenčín Město Módy 2018 (Fashion – individual exhibition)
2018 · Třinec, Gallery of the city of Třince – Library
2018 · Čeladná, Galerie Lara, Beskydy Rehabilitation Center of Čeladná „XV, vol.1.“
2018 · Praha, Kolovraty, Library with Infocentre „Příběhy vyprávěné světlem 2.0“
2017 · Prague, Gallery Cafe Kávovarovna v pasáží Lucerna „Portrét“
2017 · Prague, Ambit of the monastery Panna Marie Sněžná on Jungmann square, „Detail“
2017 · Třinec, Museum of the Třinec Ironworks and the city of Třinec, „Příběhy vyprávěné světlem 2.0“
2017 · Třinec, Gallery of the city of Třinec – KD Trisia „Dobro a Zlo“
2016 · Třinec, Museum of the Třinec Ironworks and the city of Třinec, „Portrét“
2008 · Třinec, Gallery TRISIA „Contrasts“

Publications

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Photo Vogue Italia • Imaginated Magazin (Italy) • Moevir Magazine (USA) • Elegant Magazine (USA, Italy) • Prolific (USA) • Dark Beauty Magazine (USA) • Nikon Blog • Megapixel • FotoVideo • JsmeÚspěšní • Deník.cz • The Imaginarium • Rocketlight Magazine • Sarta Magazine • MOVEUX Magazine • Salysé • Essence Lookover Magazine • Imaginated Magazin • The world of Top Photography (The Imaginarum) • This Magazine • Yearbook Českého rozhlasu 2017 and another.

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