Brenda Kucerova http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog                       Brenda Kucerova en Fri, 02 Dec 2011 08:22:19 GMT Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:52:05 GMT 60 Great meeting David again! http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/great-meeting-david-again <p> <strong>OCT 09 / 2017</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was lucky and happy to meet David Brazier again in Prague. I helped to book a Star Studio, that I grew quite fond of in the past couple of years and we shot for half a day, which ran away before we knew it. We managed to do only 4 sets, but they came out so cool, that we decided to submit them to some magazines. So unfortunately there will be no samples in meantime :(.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>I can only post some snapshot from between the shooting...</em></p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="800" original-width="554" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_91bc6cf938494949951ccd3a550e9813.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 346px; height: 500px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>...and some teaser fooling around with pillows :)</em></p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="800" original-width="630" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_85b59bc1d9c44ac28a04761be9fc46b7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 394px; height: 500px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:18:38 GMT f5771510-4893-4206-82f2-df42e365a598 CALENDAR 2017 http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/calendar-2017 <p> <strong>FEB / 2017</strong></p> <p> ...And they are back. My calendars have returned, in a LIMITED edition of 50 pieces only, but in two versions...</p> <p> colorful Glam and black and white Art nudes.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="900" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_55cd6f18762c4c508e778019283fb1b9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; <img original-height="900" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_f838d76df7ff43109b725cce7bd4885a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> </div> </div> <p> This year calendars are dedicated to the great Canadian photographer <strong>Jim Devonshire</strong>.<br> <br> These are in full color/ B&amp;W, 25x38cm, 13 beautiful large pages, some with yet unpublished photographs! Plus you can get your copy signed by me! <strong>$16.99 USD + shipping</strong><br> <br> Grab yours while the supplies last! I know it is February already but, hey, I believe they won't be kept just for one year.<br> <br> <br> Inquire <u><a href="mailto:modeling@brendakucerova.com?subject=2017%20Calendar"><strong>HERE</strong></a></u>. Paypal payments accepted.<br> <br> Yours Brenda</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:45:41 GMT c1150234-6965-4186-bb50-51d59b651966 Shooting with Brad the Genius http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/shooting-with-brad-the-genius <p> <strong>JAN 20 / 2017</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I had a great opportunity to meet with Brad Hochberg, creative director, visiting Prague for work related to the new american TV series called Genius.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After Brad was done with his duties, he filled his free time with sightseeing and some time with Brendaseeing and shooting :). He brought a whole collection of all kinds of cameras and lenses, including some rare collectors pieces, so we had what to do for half a day :) And I don't even know if we tried them all. We had a cool time exploring and experimenting with differnet setups and effects. The apartment was one of the best in Prague, decorated with attention to detail, offering many attractive sets.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When we were done shooting, the day was clear though very cold, we went for a short walk and a nice Czech lunch.</p> <p> I can't really wait to see what artful pieces Brad comes up with and shares with me. Looking forward to show you!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here is one of the firsts...</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="500" original-width="334" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_6c6f39b4033d4a9298ab18ac82880331.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 334px; height: 500px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:04:08 GMT 18e6b743-f1b5-49a9-a5dc-987651acdadb A Short Horror Clip http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/a-short-horror-clip <p> <strong>JAN 10 / 2017</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It was a very bad winter this year... some days even -20C. Today was maybe 10 below freezing. And I agreed to have a little side role in a short horror movie/clip. I was to be a sexy ghost secretary :) I was brought to the set at 6PM, because the shoot was taking place outside the city in an abandoned research institute during the night. When I arrived it was already getting dark and the place looked quite menacing. This 3-story building with a total maze of various rooms and crooked hallways was full of stuff left behind like when you evaporate all the employees at once, and leave everything intact for 10 years. Layers of dust, open books and papers on the desks, coats on the hangers, dusty Christmas ornaments hanging on a dead tree. Calendars everywhere stopped in December 2008. Overturned cabinets, broken glass and the mess were probably caused by the occasional uninvited visitors.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_b41fed9016df45548b5b035aa249a9d8.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_79e1fb39a1e74a26bb1ac0278732bb1e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px;"> <br> &nbsp; </div> </div> <p> The electricity was flickering in the dark long coridors, tiled in pink tile. One couldn't stop thinking what could have been going on here... what was the research? Some tiled rooms with glass walls looked really creepy... The freezing breeze was moving through. I was getting cold already, so I went to find the source and peeked through several doors. One opened to a crazy little room with a brick wall and a huge hole in it, a fireplace? I closed the door quickly tight so the wind couldn't get past this room and went back to find our retreat... the only heated place in this building was a walk in freezer.. great idea guys. It was well insulated so turning on a little spaceheater inside worked miracles. As the temperature in the building was about 5 degrees above freezing (which I think was highly overestimated) everyone was looking for this retreat every possible moment.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_d8a4312cfcbc4cba8aae1b5c418b86e5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_ba977ab7d7964afb850090ff2c3e92ff.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px;">&nbsp; <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_475f60783a4a47378bcdcefce0dfcee2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_bc0cd5cd4d064a8ca32f8f2317ace08d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;"> <br> <br> &nbsp; </div> </div> <p> The catering was setup very conveniently on top of the dangerous waste disposal freezer (who knows what was once stored in there...) but that didn't stop anyone from enjoying all kinds of treats and snacks. The crew consisted of cameraman and his assistant, sound girl and her assistant, director, clap, two prop guys, two male actors and me.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_83eeb6b7543748f78693f2ee54aee2cf.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_55acd70d97174a65b1590ba408c7b04f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;"> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> My first shot was scheduled at 9PM, but as is with all moviemaking everyhing got delayed and I had to wait till 11PM to make my first appearance as a ghost. I was playing a secretary in a white shirt and a black miniskirt... had to take of my coat shortly before the camera started rolling and then jump back in it right after the first take. It was literally freezing. We did several takes in these trying conditions, untill I got the right skincolor for a ghost and when the result was satisfactory I ran back into our warm retreat.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_5790944ecf2f44e79bafe6c270c31446.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;">&nbsp; <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_3a0f87f95024441e8c468b63a03d2adc.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am sorry I couldn't have enjoyed more of the action, but the cold took me off guard and probably combined with tiredness pretty immobilized me. My next shot was supposed to be at 1AM but it moved over to 4AM. By that time I was pretty done :) I was a walking zombie. Standing in a moonlit room, flipping through some paperwork, waiting for a male guard to come by. One spaceheater on in front of me, one behind me :) trying to thaw me... Due to the time pressure we had to ommit my last shot, which I think is missing in the short movie, but there was no more time in the night left. We had to be done and out by 6AM...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here is the link to the final cut.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:42:40 GMT 8655f7a8-1134-47f9-8f5c-5edc068b07a0 Bodypainting for ISUZU http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/bodypainting-for-isuzu <p> <strong>NOV / 2016</strong></p> <p> It was fun to work with <u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/detlef.potschbodypaintingairbrush" target="_blank"><strong>Detlef Potch</strong></a></u> again. He had to really really try to convince me to get naked in November :) but he did and fortunately everything went well. Even better than expected. The exhibit center was surprisingly nicely heated and we had a great time showing off the brand. Pictures by great <u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/martina.gonsenicova" target="_blank"><strong>Martina Wiesner</strong></a></u>.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_f4d01613bee0497aa2c6c08d44771255.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></div> <p> Detlef did as usually a top class work, paying attention to every detail... and to my little requests like long sleves so I would be warmer.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_db17410ff5ef4f3ca43a5abd5fb2aba9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_312276916eba4929bbfbf0ef0bd8c300.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> <br> <br> <p> After the painting was done, we did some real work like gave away some donuts, ate some, dirtied up some busses.. and some suits... :)</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_f1f9b542d7984e188167e1ab8f2de942.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> ...and of course walked around the exhibit taking pictures with everyone and everything around :) FUN day as always. Thank you!</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_28dcacef487a405088261f47fbabbcd9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_2c37eef47ca7434db5d42fb47665ff79.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"> <br> &nbsp;</div> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:06:01 GMT 32d27ace-7981-4f4b-91d1-529b51f29a40 First time in Dresden http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/first-time-in-dresden <p> <strong>JUNE / 2016</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ...was my big Dresden tour. On this trip I visited mainly Dresden for the first time in my life and was impressed by this gorgous historical city. City witch such painful history. Staying right in the center I used all my free time to walk around taking pictures of the sights. The weather was quite rainy but it made the pictures only more dramatic and interesting.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_78ed7be85e164c0dad9cc1c8c7ffe20c.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_0602a2a94e3e45a89c1542ee7e7c454d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;"> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_636983842dda4c2aa58be898b0ad6e69.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_e90a420ad4f84523879454e0b2e38ae5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After few days spent here we continued by car to explore the beauty of Saxon Switzerland. Of course I couldn't miss such an opportunity!! In Hohnstein we caught this fantastic fog pouring through the valey, just waiting for count Dracula to appear. We climbed up to Koningstein, exploring this huge fortress high on the mountain. We walked across the Bastei bridge. This super old stone structure up in the rocks with leftover ancient fortress.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_a7229ab9e47e4b0aa564f627ee364ac5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_a6e13f499ca94e74ab3f13c93c437e1e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_2794428870fb427bbdf95bc7234f1c82.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And on the Czech side of the park I got rained on in Hřensko :) we caught about 3 hour window in a rainstorm just in time to climbe up to see Pravčická brána, natural stone bridge. We took a hike in Jetřichovice, but this time we got chased by heavy rain in the middle of the climb... Absolutely magical area. Kind of forgotten land with historical buildings of which many are nicely restored and many are showing a big dent of time, deserted and left as they were dozens years ago. All set in a wild landscape of woods, rocsk and meadows. WOW I hope I will get there again.</p> <p> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_4d9802ce99ff4d389cd6edd429d804b4.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_1e61d63c15df45ca87311584b29c6d60.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_b0f53beade29415b8786f2cd6bfd67ec.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_43151a6e747340b19ff60aea65a8dc48.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"> <br> <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> <img original-height="400" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_30ca59ad475048ee9231ea70b10713c7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 225px; height: 400px; float: left;"></p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; <img original-height="600" original-width="400" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_bdd56cae5fa641e6a4c80f7f747aec1e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> </div> <p> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_8b9877b4c4324709a1b9b13113b91dcd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_e8481f3fa23141b09c6d4b294d500b6e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On the way to Prague we also stopped to see our famous Panská skála (rock formation) that appeared in several movies and ferytales. And right after the return to Prague I got an opportunity to shoot together with Anetta and Dominika the "Three Gracies" shot. Which I think came out just LOVELY!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="296" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_c7ae9236d06e481e8736ee368ad08b61.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 296px; height: 400px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:22:53 GMT d95864dd-d2d3-42de-9ba2-6e9140ca5438 Reunited with Michael Thomas http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/reunited-with-michael-thomas <p> <strong>MAY/2016</strong></p> <p> One dat I got an email from Michael telling me, that Czech is his newest trip destination. And he would like to plan some fun creatve shoot. I can do that!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We booked one of my favorite studios in Prague, the Star Studio for half a day so we wouldn't be pressured and we met there "eary" in the morning. Everything before 10Am is early for me :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We used some of the local props and acessories and created some retro and playful looks. After the shoot we got together with Dan Hostettler for a delicious lunch. And spent a nice time discussing photography and traveling, two most fun themes.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Michael sent me some samples shortly after he got home from his trip. He did pretty good job editing in his very distinguishing style. Here you can see some!</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="976" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_8df2ae0b2b444196acce676d9b7b19d9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 449px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="974" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_4a6b2b6dd23c4855a673983f0cde1a32.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 448px;"> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:09:04 GMT 987fe7b0-d7d9-4bb8-b500-5c60f5f0661c Last Minute Shoot with David http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/last-minute-shoot-with-david <p> <strong>JAN / 2016</strong></p> <p> Scheduled at the last minute and executed at the last minute. I arrived to Prague just 15 minutes before the shoot and still made it in time :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We were free to experiment and with David we made several sets of amazing pictures getting the best and beyond in spite of the trying conditions.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was excited to see the results. And they were definitely worth it! See for yourself. (more in portfolio 2016)</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="511" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_fa73975d5f314bbc9e6ac3b9c2acbe36.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 471px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:38:11 GMT 437137cb-55a6-4a7c-a49a-1978d6fad3f5 First model shoot for Mike! http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/first-model-shoot-for-mike <p> <strong>DEC 15 / 2015</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Mike Murat, an acomplished documentary and scenery photographer, decided to try his first photoshoot with a model using me! We found a very nice studio in Prague and booked it for almost half a day. We got a nice selection of setups, a whole range of lighting equipment and much more.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Mike did a great job using natural light and artfuly capturing my poses. So well, that some pictures got accepted into galleries on <strong>LFI</strong> (Leica Fotographie International)!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> in <u><strong><a href="https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/gallery/categories/beauty-fashion.html" target="_blank">Beauty and Fashion</a></strong></u> Gallery</p> <p> as well as <u><strong><a href="https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/gallery/categories/nudes/sensual-art.html" target="_blank">Nudes/Sensual Art</a></strong></u> Gallery.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What a sucessful photoshoot! :) Thank you Mike!!</p> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:52:34 GMT ddfff0ad-92ea-49a6-8879-caedb0155b2e BIG CANADIAN TOUR '15 http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/big-canadian-tour-15 <p> <strong>AUG21 - SEP14</strong></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:38:59 GMT 27f31f64-8037-4714-bf07-6bdad214db6d