karl hronek fine art photography | about


Born in Carlsbad in the Czech Republic I quickly corrected that by immigrating to Canada at the age of one.  I grew up on the West coast in the city of Vancouver where I completed my education at Capilano University.  

Some of my earliest memories were of our family darkroom, quietly watching my father manipulating the enlarger, enduring the sour smell of the chemicals, to watch the magic of the images appearing. It was then I started to learn the fundamentals of film photography. Little could I have imagined that this would become a hobby, an obsession and finally a career. 

I balance my time between my passions, fine art photography, as well as travel and architectural photography.  My fine art is showcased here in Hronekphotos.com. I am also the principle photographer for Tradewinds travel photography and the creative director for Liquid Studios, a commercial photography venture specializing in architectural and real estate photography. 

My photography has had me living in Vancouver, Miami, Palm beach, Lahaina, Malaga and most recently Prague. In addition I have the good fortune to have worked in, or visited, well over a hundred and fifty countries. As you view the portfolio you can see both the diversity of the locations but also a similarity as I search for simple beauty and elegance that transcends the borders.







HronekPhotos.com is a showcase of my fine art photography. These are image taken throughout my career from locations around he world.  I do not use models, stage or modify the images.  Even the abstract images I tend to gravitate to are natural patterns, designs and colours found in our environments.   

The portfolio is a small collection of my Limited Edition prints.  Each print is available in sizes specific to the image with a run totalling 40. The total collection size is small and remains constant. The selection is fluid and changes as prints sell through but the total is constant. 

The projects are some of my favourite images collections from assignments and travels. These are available as open edition prints or as licensed downloads. 

We do all printing in house including the acrylic mounting. We exclusively use Canon both for image capture and printing.  For additional information please visit the FAQ page or contact us directly with any questions.





Tradewinds travel photography was launched in early 2015 as a photo centric travel magazine.  It features resources for both travellers and photographers as well as destination articles written from a focus of photography. I am the principle photographer and writer of the destination articles.  Of course it is also filled with lots of images from stunning locations.


 Hope you can join us there. Tradewinds travel photography. 







Liquid studios, was established in Vancouver in 2010; a commercial studio specializing in architectural and real estate photography. We provide full service including: HD video, 360 degree captures, time lapse, full post processing, brochure design and printing.  


We are locate in Kerrisdale and serve the greater Vancouver area and pacific northwest