In the 1980s, Czech art was characteristically marked by the blending of genres in the spirit of Postmodernism. One of the most oustanding representatives was the widely talented Šimon Caban (born 1963 in Prague), who earned recognition mainly as a stage set designer, choreographer, and theatre and film director. He completed his scenography studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1981. Together with his brother Michal, he founded Baletní jednotka Křeč (Ballet Unit Cramp), with the close collaboration of costume designer Simona Rybáková, Šimon’s life partner. This trio continues to collaborate; besides a variety of theatre projects, they are best known for their work for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The preserved photographs show a range of exponents of the young theatre and art scenes of that period. Šimon Caban “intervened” in his photos using textual interpretations, drawings and montage, thus achieving marked shifts of meaning that do not lack a sense of humour.