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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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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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

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this is just ridiculous, people are have made this into a bigger deal than what it is

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

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

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years 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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LGBT Prague Pride And Its Contrasts

LGBT Prague Pride And Its Contrasts

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Pamela
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3 years ago

This contrast is startling, though it's beautiful to see two polar opposites next to one another in a natural setting.

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Sexuality Of The Handicapped, Prague

Sexuality Of The Handicapped, Prague

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PARANOIDANDROID
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At least he can still get down

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Chicago's Rappers Are Showing Off Their Opinion

Chicago's Rappers Are Showing Off Their Opinion

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Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

The guy with the tie is just so proud.

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Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

fuck you and live long rock and roll

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Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

I love pics including mirrors. Great work <3

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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
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3 years ago

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

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

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

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Pamela
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3 years ago

I feel like they would always have a headache !

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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
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3 years ago

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

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The Happiest Day. Slum In Osaka, Japan

The Happiest Day. Slum In Osaka, Japan

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PARANOIDANDROID
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So there are hobos in japan?

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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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Usernameofgag
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3 years ago

This tiger is so sad.

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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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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

That guy looks like a modern day Jesus 4a_small.jpg 4a_small.jpg

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Iran's Children Of Islam

Iran's Children Of Islam

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Amelie Remy
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3 years 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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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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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

Looks like my kids in school

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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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Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

Lot of stories.

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Rasta'n'reggae Culture In Jamaica

Rasta'n'reggae Culture In Jamaica

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Selina Ali
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3 years ago

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

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Flying Away, Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

Flying Away, Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

Iranian Parkore

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Before Night Falls, About The Cuban Transformistas. Havana

Before Night Falls, About The Cuban Transformistas. Havana

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

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I still wonder why do the LGBTQ has sided with the Left, communist does not allow individuality

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Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

Imaginary?

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Satanists Are Preparing For The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

Satanists Are Preparing For The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

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Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

Wow, this things really do exist.

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Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum, Kathmandu, Nepal

Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum, Kathmandu, Nepal

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

I wonder if he asked them to flip him off

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Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Looks like somebody is spitting out water fro the mouth to the skull of this parishioner

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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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PARANOIDANDROID
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Literally

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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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PARANOIDANDROID
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everybody is a rapper now days

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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
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3 years ago

poor bastards :/

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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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Selina Ali
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3 years ago

This is the kind of pharmacy I'd like to go to

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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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earringnut
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3 years ago

the hair is a dead giveaway

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Satanists During The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

Satanists During The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

this people seem to me as ridiculous as any other religion

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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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Al Guapo
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yo mus be so proud!

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Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

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Andrew Cas
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3 years ago

Would like to know more about all these exorcisms!

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