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Flower Power – photo exhibition

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I’m inviting you to the opening of my show on Friday 3rd of February 2012 in Sokolski dom in Škofja Loka, Slovenia.
About the project:
As a photojournalist for the weekly Mladina I have been daily photographing press conferences, politicians’ handshakes, and other “flash for cash” photo opportunities. At a certain point I became frustrated with these news-safaris, where the press officer in charge determines my and other photographers’ view angle, the timing and the expression of the politician(s). Searching for an approach that would motivate me personally, I decided to document the flower arrangements accompanying such public functions. At every event I thus also take a personal picture in addition to the usual news images, a picture that is out of the pre-set context. Instead of glorifying some important politician, it sets flowers in focus, thus degrading the politician to unsharp background that distracts the composition. The cure works perfectly and now I look forward to every press conference, no matter how trivial it is. 
I have been working on this project for over six years now. With my Flower Power bouquets I have captured also world leaders, such as George Bush, Ban Ki-moon, Romano Prodi, Angela Merkel, DalajLama, Vladimir Putin and others. Let me quote Marcel Štefančič who commented the series: “A hundred years from now no one will know who these politicians were, what their names were, but everyone will still know what these flowers are called. That’s it – Flower Power.”
Portfolio on my site www.borutpeterlin.com

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Vabim Vas na otvoritev razstave Flower Power v Sokolskem domu v Škofji Loki, v petek 3.2.2012, ob 19. uri. Več na moji strani www.borutpeterlin.com
Kot fotoreporter tednika Mladina dnevno fotografiram tiskovne konference politikov in nešteta rokovanja, kjer nas osebe za stike z mediji pripeljejo na točno določeno mesto, nam odmerijo tako zorni kot, čas fotografiranja, kot tudi nasmeh politika. Ta novinarski fotosafari me je spravljal ob živce do točke, ko sem se prepričal, da ob vsem tem medijskem pompu, mora biti nekaj, kar nihče ne fotografira ali snema in s časom ugotovil, da so to cvetlični aranžmaji.
Od takrat poleg običajnih novinarskih fotografij še dokumentiram cvetlični aranžma in tako politične veljake degradiram v neostrini moteče ozadje. Zdravilo deluje in bolj butasta novinarska konferenca je, z večjim veseljem jo fotografiram.

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  2. Dude…don’t move so much when you speak…you were sitting on the ball right? Yeah…don’t do that. I like the presentation and wish I could come to the opening…’cause you know free food and drink…well I know it’s not much of a philosophy but well…fuck you. fuck off! don’t come following me.

    congratulations and have a great show.

    jc

    2 February, 2012 at 14:46

  3. How was your show? I’m surprised you haven’t posted pictures and comments on it yet. How are you?

    jc

    8 February, 2012 at 12:22

  4. happy birthday LUCCCKA!!!

    jc

    16 February, 2012 at 13:00

  5. Ciao JC! Yes, I’m surprised as well, but it was really beautiful winter and river Krka has frozen, so I was dedicating every possible time to document this. It’s not your kind of photography, but I love it just as it is. Here’s a sneak preview. More to come

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61306980@N00/sets/72157629314716627/

    Borut Peterlin

    17 February, 2012 at 11:20

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