World of puppeteers is invisible and hidden from the audience. Puppeteers do so much work, but pretend that they don’t exist. Their existence is proved only by puppets. In this series I concentrated on the atmosphere of the animate inanimate world that is full of passion, love for details, puppets with souls, precision, patience, illusions, sharp relationships of darkness and light, dedicated hands and breathing strings.
Photographs were shot at the atelier of Buchty & Loutky in Prague during shooting of an animated story about normalization in Czechoslovakia for organisation Člověk v tísni (People in Need) – project Jeden svět na školách (One World at Schools).
all images © lucia eggenhoffer