"I think it was 1994 when I held the first video camera of my parents in my hands. Since that day I was infected by the idea of making movies.
The first people I focused my camera on where my friends. I followed them through their life and their passions. The more professional I became the more I lost connection with them.
This series is about reconnecting."
René Eckert (Founder Blickinsfreie), January 2013
Dedicated is a series of short portraits about friends that I have met over the years. Their dedication constantly inspires me everyday. This series is a tribute to my friends.
Episode 3 focuses on mountain biker and photographer Rob Trnka. The first time I met Rob was back in 2003 in our local ski resort. He asked me if he could take some photos of me hitting a jump in the snow park. We have been taking photos ever since and became good friends.
Biking and photography have always been his life. His unqiue approach towards photography is something what inspires me in my daily work and what I really respect. With the years he gained a lot of success but always stayed true to what he believes in. This attitude helped him to work with the biggest names in the mountain bike world like Brian Lopes.
This is ROB TRNKA.
Make sure to follow Rob on facebook.com/pages/Rob-Trnka-Photographer/311371002242351
Director of Photography: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Producer: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Editor: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Music in order of appearance:
TWO BICYCLES - “Window #3”
JASON SHAW - “Running Waters”
BROKE FOR FREE - “Night Owl”
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