Tomas Kika is a helicopter pilot and an experienced communications, photo & air rescue professional. Specialised in photoreporting and visual story telling he often delivers shots from extreme and demanding acts.
His imaging work made its way to the worldwide publishing houses of National Geographic, Vertical magazine, GoPro Artist Programme and many others. Tomas is the author of several short documentary movies and photo exhibitions.
As a certified helicopter and mountain rescuer, as well as professional photographer, Tomas has been delivering essential images to numerous mountain and air rescue industry leaders.
Through hundreds of rescue and training flight hours on and under the board of various helicopter types, Tomas has gained precious experience as a helicopter rescue techniques instructor. As mountainous areas provide an essential field of action, he often loves to connect his mountain rescue and artistic skills by executing shots from places only barely accessible.
Tomas graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava with a degree in photojournalism & communications and completed further internships in Helsinki, Finland, as well as the USA. While achieving his ICAR/CISA helicopter mountain rescue training, he also completed his emergency rescue medical studies and has become a certified paramedic. Tomas is a trained European Union technical expert for helicopter rescue.
"Photography is a story. A unique glimpse of time that will never come back. Words describe, photos show. Magic and universal language. I do not take photos, I make them.”