Born in 1977 at Sokolov, Param Tomanec did his initial studies with specialization in Tourism and Hotel management in Czech Republic before turning to his interest in photography and receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from the School of Media, Arts & Design at Westminster University, London. An apprenticeship and private tuition with David Evans, a well-known cameraman, was followed by a Certificate of Lifelong Learning in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, Thames Valley University, London. A versatile photographer and filmmaker practicing visual poetry, Param turned away from a promising career in the commercial film and advertising industries, when still young, to join a spiritual yoga ashram of Krishna tradition, and spent eight years practicing meditation, studying philosophy and serving the community. He has worked on films and photographic documentaries and assignments in eastern Africa, Asia, and Europe. Featuring portraits, social documentaries, sacred sites, and landscapes his work has appeared in publications and exhibitions. The artist is based in Oxford, UK.