Josef Sudek

Josef Sudek termed Otto Rothmayer "the master magician", and in many of his photographs captured the atmosphere of the house and primarily the expansive "magical garden" with its ineffable atmosphere. As creators, the two had much in common, mostly in their ability to find beauty in everyday things and the refinement of their thought. In the words of one mutual friend, Rothmayer and Sudek "fitted each other". Perhaps it could even be said that what Sudek managed to do in photography, Rothmayer achieved in architecture, even though the former won international acclaim during his lifetime. Sudek's assistant and later his first true pupil was the architect's son Jan Rothmayer, who assisted Sudek with his photographic equipment on his travels and gradually mastered his poetic vision.