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Jul 9, 2020


J3T is photographic duo Jana Jaburkova & Jiri Turek. Their main focus is portrait photography. Together they shoot for a number of magazines such as Forbes and Variety. They have also been working on a photo series documenting life from vibrant cities around the world – cityLOVE and together have created the Victim Project for the nonprofit organization Bily Kruh. This Instagram presentation will take us to the world of celebrity photography for a magazine's front cover, allowing a glimpse into the making of the cover photo of Dara Rolins for the current issue of the Czech Forbes.


Dara Rolins, Forbes in Czech Republic, July 2020 Photo: J3T


J3T is photographic duo Jana Jaburkova & Jiri Turek. They have been working together for about 5 years now. Their main focus is portrait photography. All their portraits are very original, capturing the real spirit of the subject on photography. As a long term project, they have been working on a series documenting life from the most iconic and vibrant cities around the world – cityLOVE. The philosophy behind the project is simple – the best photographic studio is the street. Photographs in this series capture the individual dynamic of each city in question. They both prepare and execute The Victim project for the nonprofit organisation Bily Kruh, used for the helpline for victims of crime and domestic violence. This project was seen on Photonoviembre 2015.

Photoshoot of Dara Rolins, Photo: J3T, more on  INSTAGRAM


Dara Rolins is one of the most successful celebrities on the Czech show business scene. Her career started 40 years ago when she performed as a child star alongside the most popular Czechoslovak singer at the time, Karel Gott. Today, she is a significant Czech influencer, the star of popular TV shows, as well as an entrepreneur. She shared the details of her work in the July 2020 Czech edition of Forbes magazine.



Portraits by J3T

Karolina Kurkova

Ivan Kral

Taťána Kuchařová

David Bowie


Jana Jaburkova, born in Moravia. She began her professional career as a journalist. Later she worked as a spokesperson for Czech energetic company ČEPS and later for the Czech government. Together with Jiri Turek, they shoot for a number of magazines. Among the most famous are Forbes in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria, Forbes US, and Variety. They also work on portraiture and commercial assignments.

Jiri Turek, born in Prague. He began his professional career as a journalist photographer. In 1995, he became the Editor of the MF Dnes Magazine and began specializing in portrait and fashion photography. Since 1998, Jiri has established himself as one of the leading portrait photographers in the Czech Republic. He has collaborated with a number of world-famous icons, including David Bowie, Luciano Pavarotti, Lou Reed, Sting, the Rolling Stones and many others.

Since 2002, Jiri has been a Professor of Photography at the Silesian University. He routinely conducts workshops and seminars on the art of photography, mainly in collaboration with Leica Gallery and Photo-Genia.

Between the years 2002 to 2006, Jiri was based in New York City. Aside from carrying on with his commercial and fashion work, Jiri began experimenting with the "forgotten techniques" of his craft, such as lithprint technology.





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