I’m Documenting Subcultures Worldwide For 10 Years: Iran’s Freedom Activists, Exorcism In Ethiopia, Satan Community And More


My name is David Tesinsky, I’m an independent photographer of the subcultures, urban cultures, street stories and people’s stories in general AKA reportage/social documentary photography. I was born on April 1990 in Prague.

I’m always in search for somehow controversial, unique, special lifestyles and I’m capturing bright moments and also problematics of nowadays. To me, photography can be the cure for the people which can heal people through seeing other people’s stories captured in a specific way. It’s a great motivation for me to capture such moments which makes people realize things or just be simply enriched by knowing and seeing that.

I’m photographing subcultures and different people’s stories worldwide. For example activists and new generation of freedom in Iran, exorcism rituals in Ethiopia, tragi-comical life of Japanese businessmen, Rap as a religion in Detroit, NY and Baltimore, living legends and real VS fake Rastafarians in Jamaica, life of the drug addicts in Prague, soldiers in Ukraine, Satan community in Prague, life in slums in many Asian countries and some more.

I got my first camera when I was 12 and I was bothering my classmates, I was much more into skateboarding at that time so it took a while before I found a higher meaning of it. Then I’ve started studying photography in Prague but the trouble was I get myself more into punk rock, grunge and playing guitar than photography. Before I’ve finished my graduation I’ve decided to quit the school as I was only sleeping there and finally get myself on the plane to USA where I was searching for the inner goal of my focus and my meaning in that focus. I’ve started to travel a lot since I was about 20 into Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan etc. It was always very low cost which was the reason it was quite possible to stay for even few months for me. Sometimes I had to sleep in the park or in some wrong place in Africa where I found myself in the middle of a bloody fight because of me and my “expensive bag”.

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“Iran’s children of Islam”, Tehran

“Walk”, Jaromir Joo is taking a tiger out of a circus for a walk. Czech Republic

Sexuality of the handicapped, Prague

“Trump won”, Americans in Prague after Trump won the elections in US

“Flying away”, Iran’s children of Islam, Tehran

“Imaginary kids from Thapathali slum”, Kathmandu, Nepal

“LIFE IS GOOD!” Satirical set that kills the stereotypes, Leuven, Belgium

Chicago’s rappers are showing off their opinion

Exorcism in Ethiopia (near Addis Ababa)

Don’t cut off your dreadlocks. Near Port Antonio, Jamaica

Rap cypher in the streets of Manhattan. Rap is our religion series, New York

LGBT Prague Pride and its contrasts

Rap is our religion. Everyday life of the rappers in United States, Detroit

Mira Ahimsa that lives more than 10 years without the money, Czech Republic

Exorcism in Ethiopia (near Addis Ababa)

Satanists are preparing for the ritual called “Dark Harlequin”, Prague

Satanists during the ritual called “Dark Harlequin”, Prague

Stories of the real and the fake Rastafarians in Jamaica, Kingston ghetto

“War isn’t over yet”, Soldiers that came back home from the war against Russia. Lviv

Rap is our religion. Everyday life of the rappers in United States, Detroit

Reflect your life. Havana, Cuba

“Heroin in my heart”, Stories of the drug addicts in Prague

“Before night falls” about the cuban transformistas. Havana

The happiest day. Slum in Osaka, Japan

Stories of the drug addicts in Prague from the series “ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER”

“Nuns getting high” from satirical project LIFE IS GOOD

Rasta Church (Rasta camp) in the hills. Time to teach Rasta history and philosophy

Malu, who identifies as transgender, has achieved somewhat of a celebrity status in Cuba. From the series “BEFORE NIGHT FALLS” about transgender and transvestites in Cuba

Imaginary kids from Thapathali slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Rasta’n’Reggae culture in Jamaica

Ghetto youths in Kingston town, Jamaica. From the series “JAH PEOPLE”

Iran’s children of Islam

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