San Francisco Bridge Night

40" x 40"


from urban digital night series by famed photographer michal venera

Retail Price: $2450

Minimum Bid: $860


Michal Venera

Michal Venera grew up in Prague, then Communist Czechoslovakia. His father gave him his first camera when he was twelve, and as a teenager he would wander around the streets of the old city and capture images that intrigued his imagination. He often visited museums and learned from observing the paintings and photographs of the masters. Those early years living in the city of old Prague, with its moody light and historic architecture, had the greatest impact on developing his creative eye. Michal’s life turned upside down when he defected from Czechoslovakia at the young age of 19 years old. After spending time in refugee camps, he arrived in New York penniless. He made his way across the United States on a Greyhound bus and ended in San Francisco. From then on, he worked at multiple odd jobs to put himself through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he majored in Photography. Later, he opened his photography studio and has been fortunate to establish a very successful commercial photography career with a diverse set of clients. He’s an intrepid world traveler, and always has his camera at hand. He splits his time with his family between a converted 120-year old tug boat docked in Sausalito and a 36-acre olive ranch in West Marin where he does most of his work when not on location.