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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#1 Trump Won, Americans In Prague After Trump Won The Elections In US

Trump Won, Americans In Prague After Trump Won The Elections In US

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

Thats sad, its sad all thats happening

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#2 Nuns Getting High, From Satirical Project 'Life Is Good'

Nuns Getting High, From Satirical Project 'Life Is Good'

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

Hell yeah would love to hang out with them two girls, we would have a deep philosophical discussion about religion

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#3 LGBT Prague Pride And Its Contrasts

LGBT Prague Pride And Its Contrasts

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

Thoughts of the younger girl with hijab in right hand side "he got some nice legs!"

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#4 Sexuality Of The Handicapped, Prague

Sexuality Of The Handicapped, Prague

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Seems to have better sex life than most of us commentors.

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#5 Chicago's Rappers Are Showing Off Their Opinion

Chicago's Rappers Are Showing Off Their Opinion

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

Love this pic!

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#6 Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

fuck you and live long rock and roll

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#7 Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

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Anna Thouvenin 1 year ago

I love pics including mirrors. Great work <3

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#8 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

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

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

Aww this picture is so cute. Trans people are no so different from cisgender people, they ARE people <3

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#9 Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks. Near Port Antonio, Jamaica

Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks. Near Port Antonio, Jamaica

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Sophie G 1 year ago

give this man a tower and an elderly princess

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#10 Life Is Good! Satirical Set That Kills The Stereotypes, Leuven, Belgium

Life Is Good! Satirical Set That Kills The Stereotypes, Leuven, Belgium

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

I sthis part of the "Nuns Getting High" series?

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#11 The Happiest Day. Slum In Osaka, Japan

The Happiest Day. Slum In Osaka, Japan

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

Yes I was truly ignorant to the fact that there were homeless in japan, specially since their population is declining maybe they took care of the few hobos they had, I guess one is not allowed to be ignorant at bored panda

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#12 Jaromir Joo Is Taking A Tiger Out Of A Circus For A Walk. Czech Republic

Jaromir Joo Is Taking A Tiger Out Of A Circus For A Walk. Czech Republic

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Isabel Tamayo 1 year ago

Saddest pic so far :(

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#13 Mira Ahimsa That Lives More Than 10 Years Without The Money, Czech Republic

Mira Ahimsa That Lives More Than 10 Years Without The Money, Czech Republic

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Ronja Rövardotter 1 year ago

Yes, he looks kind of wild but he also has happy and kind eyes. Maybe this is how real freedom looks like :) He looks as calm as the water surface. True bonding with nature.

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#14 Iran's Children Of Islam

Iran's Children Of Islam

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Amelie Remy 1 year ago

I've been through your website and your photos are so powerfull,i can't honestly tell which serie is my favorite, every one is some kind of hypnotic... It's a very great work you did there.

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#15 Rasta Church (Rasta Camp) In The Hills. Time To Teach Rasta History And Philosophy

Rasta Church (Rasta Camp) In The Hills. Time To Teach Rasta History And Philosophy

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Leni 1 year ago

They look so bored lol

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#16 War Isn't Over Yet, Soldiers That Came Back Home From The War Against Russia. Lviv

War Isn't Over Yet, Soldiers That Came Back Home From The War Against Russia. Lviv

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Susanna Vesna 1 year ago

Arghhh...Fuck off with this bullshit! "War against Russia"- look at their kitchen! People in Donetsk & other cities & villages lost their homes. This is not war against Russia, this is discrimination of Eastern Ukraine, cause they dont want to suck the Western dick!

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#17 Rasta'n'reggae Culture In Jamaica

Rasta'n'reggae Culture In Jamaica

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Selina Ali 1 year ago

Dayum, look at those pretty leaves... What a reefer they'd make 😵

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#18 Flying Away, Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

Flying Away, Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

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Andrew Cas 1 year ago

nothing can be better than swan drive into the asphalt

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#19 Before Night Falls, About The Cuban Transformistas. Havana

Before Night Falls, About The Cuban Transformistas. Havana

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Curt Clemenson 1 year ago

Fidel Castro was a total homophobe. It was illegal to be homosexual in Cuba until 1979. Having said that, Castro told Mexican journalist Carmen Lira in 2010 that he was responsible for the vile treatment of gay people.

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#20 Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

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Kevin Donegan 1 year ago

Imaginary?

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#21 Satanists Are Preparing For The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

Satanists Are Preparing For The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

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Leni 1 year ago

Looks... fun? :/

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#22 Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum, Kathmandu, Nepal

Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum, Kathmandu, Nepal

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ChubbySquid 1 year ago

Woah. That kid in blue wants fight.

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#23 Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

I've seen pagan or animist culture using their mouth to spread liquids for purification or cleanig aura... maybe a kind of syncrétism. Or just holy water droped from a jug from above. Hard to tell with this view.

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#24 Heroin In My Heart, Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague

Heroin In My Heart, Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague

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Luc Mailloux 1 year ago

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#25 Rap Cypher In The Streets Of Manhattan. Rap Is Our Religion Series, New York

Rap Cypher In The Streets Of Manhattan. Rap Is Our Religion Series, New York

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Rebekah 1 year ago

I love the NY culture.

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#26 Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague From The Series 'All Along The Watchtower'

Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague From The Series 'All Along The Watchtower'

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Ladislav Pollo 1 year ago

poor bastards :/

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#27 Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

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Tiffany Harding 1 year ago

Forget that Satanist clown thing, I wanna hang out with this guy!

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#28 Stories Of The Real And The Fake Rastafarians In Jamaica, Kingston Ghetto

Stories Of The Real And The Fake Rastafarians In Jamaica, Kingston Ghetto

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Rebekah 1 year ago

Admittedly, this is possibly a silly question: how can you tell the real and fake apart? I honestly don't know. In fact, I didn't know there WAS a fake.

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#29 Satanists During The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

Satanists During The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 year ago

this people seem to me as ridiculous as any other religion

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#30 Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

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Kathleen Lovell 1 year ago

Urban and civilizational decay.

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#31 Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

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It's All About Luna 1 year ago

That lady is all like: "NUU! WHATCHU DUIN!? STAAAAHP!!!!!"

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