The collector is the true resident of the interior. The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one.
- Walter Benjamin
Jindřich Vaněk was an early 20th century Czech photographer with a famous photography studio in Prague. He is perhaps best known for his Galerie vynikajících osobností (Gallery of Exceptional Personalities), which chronicled the most famous people from early 20th century Czechoslovakia -- some of which you can see above. He is also known for his photos of architecture (especially of Prague and Český Krumlov) and his nudes.