Meet Netherlands Photographer Zdenek Sindelar

Featuring awesome creative work from the Netherlands isn’t anything new for CreativeFluff. Not long ago we feature the motion graphics studio Arbite and their fine work. Today we are happy to bring you awesome photography from artist Zdenek Sindelar, also known as Curious Zed. Zed is an award winning photographer whose focus on detail and imagery has helped him to create wonderful work where each piece carries its own story. One of my favorite pieces in his entire portfolio is ‘The Passion of St. Sidonius.’


The work is clearly drawing inspiration from Caravaggio’s famous painting entitled ‘St. Jerome Painting’. Zed’s version, while drawing inspiration from the original work, does not simply copy and modernize it. St. Jerome was originally depicted as to be translating the Vulgate which essentially meant turning an old piece of text into “commonly used translation”. Zed features a man doing a similar service, only his character is texting what he sees in a generic clothing magazine. Another interpretation is that he is taking a picture of the women’s heel to be used in a magazine which would then put an emphasis on global consumerism and our attachment to technology /social media.

St Sidonius Zed

This is an extremely strong portrait and I sincerely hope that Zed takes this a step further and turns it into a series of real life interpretations of Caravaggio’s works. If you like his photography as much as I did please take a look at his portfolio here, or contact him here.

More about Curious Zed:

“Zed” is now branching out into the fields of fashion and glamour photography, utilizing novel and elaborate lighting techniques—alongside natural light—to create his own signature.

His photography is displayed on numerous social media sites, while several of his images are available via name-brand stock photo agencies.

Zed was born and raised in Eastern Europe and although he currently resides in the Netherlands, the photographer has traveled the world—with camera in tow—shooting everything in sight throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.

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One thought on “Meet Netherlands Photographer Zdenek Sindelar”

  1. Hello,

    Congratulations for the quality of your magazine!

    December 14, 2013 to January 26, 2014 +Brauer participates in Amsterdam Light Festival at the GO Gallery
    Robots Reborn. Upcycled Illuminated Robot Sculptures by +Brauer
    + Brauer, is a graphic designer living in Paris. Over the past 20 years he has designed numerous album covers for French and international artists and pursued his personal artistic expression through painting, photography and sculpture.

    An artist who regularly exhibits in Paris and cities in Europe, these charming illuminated metal upcycled robots are from his series “Viva la Roboluciòn!”

    More than their technological features, he tries to reveal the original, almost primitive, form of the robots he creates. +Brauer carefully chooses vintage objects that have an industrial past, that are marked by time and whose patina has been moulded by years of manual use. He admires the beauty, sometimes hidden, of these discarded industrial parts, alters their appearance, sculpts them, and incorporates light sources into their structure before assembling the parts together to create a unique and poetic piece.

    The beauty of the materials and the venerable patinas express their beauty in the light of day, while at night, it is the turn of the strange, evocative light fittings to reveal their magic. Right from conception, the element of light is an integral part of the artwork: each robot is designed to interact with it’s environment in a different way whether it is turned on or off.

    Abandoned or forgotten in workshops and garages, the industrial parts are reborn in unique works of art that embrace us with their kind presence, imposing personality, and amazing humanity.

    Each piece is a statement of poetic resistance to mass-consumption.

    All the best

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