Jaroslav, who is completely self-taught, set out on his journey to become a photographer in 2008; since then, he has steadily perfected his technique and honed a style that is alive with light, colour, emotion and energy. During his career, Jaroslav has ventured into other genres alongside fashion and portraiture. Most recently, he has worked in advertising, shooting high profile campaigns for dozens of brands and pointing his lens at everything from designer lingerie to digital notebooks. Yet since 2016, Jaroslav has found another love alongside photography: teaching. He established a photography school, known as Lighthouse, which has given a new generation of photographers the opportunities he once lacked.
"When I first started taking pictures all those years ago, this type of school just didn't exist," he says. "The purpose of my photo school is for self-development, where students can gain a practical knowledge of photography. I like to talk with these like-minded people who come to us to learn. I get so much pleasure from teaching and being useful to them. We welcome the opportunity to teach beginners and enthusiasts. I just love working with new and exciting photographers."