Pavel Kuna is 24 years old, comes from Nitra, Slovakia and works as a music photographer all around the world. The era of social media led him to photography. He wanted his photos to be captivating and original. Initially, he focused on architecture, nature, and portrait photography, but he quickly found his way to documentary photography.
While attending high school, Pavel interviewed DJs for a student magazine, which enabled him to meet people in the electronic dance music industry and begin working as a music photographer. With his captivating and original photos, he quickly gained attention and started photographing for major EDM festivals and world-renowned DJs.
Throughout his career, he has photographed hundreds of performances for DJs, including names like D.O.D, DJ Antoine, Vini Vici, NERVO, Deniz Koyu, Matoma, Curbi, Ferry Corsten, and many others on the stages of the world's biggest festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Europe, Electric Love Festival, World Club Dome, Creamfields, and Balaton Sound.
His photos are unstaged, capturing an authentic atmosphere and unique, rare moments. They exude the energy of people spontaneously enjoying themselves. "My main goal is for people who see my photographs to desire to experience that atmosphere themselves," he says about his work.
His determination to follow his dreams led him to the eighth position on the list of the world's best festival photographers according to the American magazine EDM Sauce in 2017. A year later, he achieved the third place in the category of Best Music Photographer of the year in the Dance Music Awards.
In 2019, another dream came true for him when he organized his first solo exhibition of photographs titled "be yourself be unique" in Bratislava, which had its continuation in his hometown in 2020. In the same year, he founded his own agency, KUNA PRODUCTION, and started focusing on marketing and management for DJs, producers, music labels, festivals, and clubs.
After completing his bachelor's studies, in 2021 he joined the marketing department of Tomorrowland, where he contributed to content creation for projects such as One World Radio, MESA, TML by Tomorrowland, and Tomorrowland Winter.
Currently, Pavel is responsible for content creation and tour management for DJ Antoine, the most successful musician in Swiss history. With his fearless creativity and constant hunger for success, he has become an indispensable member of the team. His unique attention to detail and precise approach to work are evident in everything he creates.
Whether it's content creation, event organization, or innovative ideas, Pavel is always at the forefront, bringing uniqueness to the music industry. His story is a tale of passion, determination, and courage meeting talent and exceptional abilities.
He lives by the motto: "Be yourself, be unique," which has accompanied him throughout his career and has never let him down.
© 2023 Pavel Kuna