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David is gold and platinum awarded rock photographer, videographer and creator situated in Europe and with experiences since 2007.

David Havlena with gold and platinum awards

David started his career in the rock business in summer 2007. He started to work for the Czech rock magazine Spark as an editor. He wrote hundrets of interviews with rock stars from all around the world and wrote thousands of music reviews. 

Early he started to work for the magazine as photographer and grew to the one of the main magazine's photographer. Next step was the magazine YouTube channel Spark TV. David was the main brain of this project and made all videos by himself. He was making video interviews in many European countries. He started to collaboration with some great rock labels. The main was Nuclear Blast. David was making promo videos with artist like Nightwish, Sabaton, Doro, Hammerfall etc...

As a photographer David visited hundrets rock shows and many rock festivals around the Europe. He had the chance to photography shows of stars like Metallica, Kiss, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, Slash, Deep Purple...

During these years David was working for the Public Czech radio and the Public Czech TV. Due to great experiences of the this media David started to make music videos too. He made some of them for the heavy metal queen Doro for example.

In 2019 David decided to work on his own. He got the offer to be PR manager of the legendary Czech rock band Doga and the legendary Czech heavy metal band Citron. He started to work for Doga as main creator and is the author of almost all band's designs, arts, web pages, photos and music video too. David made great success with Doga and for promo photos, design and PR was awarded gold record two times (2x 2022) and one platinum (2023). In 2022 Doga and David made working trip to US Mother Road Route 66 to record the music video there. With the band he was recorind in California, Las Vegas, Arizona, Nevada and other great places that are situated on Route 66. This video was big success again. USA story continued in 2023. The rock band Doga and David returned to Route 66 in October. David recorded here the second US music video. He traveled with band on Route 66 Pub tour 2023 and made complete video production for the documentary of this tour.

From his very early phorography years David using only Nikon cameras.

David was born in 1982 in the south of Czech republic. Now he is living in a very small city close to Pilsen and the Germany borders.

"I connected my two passions - rock music and photography in one piece. And I'm trying to share this passion with artist, fans, everyone..."

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"I totally felt in love with Route 66 and it's culture. We spent there amazing days during the video production and didn't miss Los Angeles, Hollywood or Las Vegas too..."

 Article about David in daily newspapers Plzeňský deník ©2023 Plzeňský deník

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"When I was recording music video with Doro in the music studio in Germany, we used so much fog and it looked like the studio was under the fire... "

 Article about David in newspaper magazine 5plus2 ©2019 5plus2

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"I was dreaming about Califonia and Hollywood for the long time. I never thought I can travel there with the Czech rock band and with camera..."

Complete article here (Czech language only).

Online article about David in daily newspapers Plzeňský deník ©2023 Plzeňský deník


"Route 66 and USA is amazing for photographers and film makers. Nobody can describe how big and beautiful is it. You have to see it on your eyes. It's like - every mile you can stop and find the great photo location."

Complete article here (Czech language only).

Online article about David 's video USA video production on Nikon blog ©

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