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Jumping with Kayak over waterfalls with a 10 kg camera case! EPIC FAIL! / Vlog #121

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Jumping with Kayak over waterfalls with a 10 kg camera case! EPIC FAIL! / Vlog #121

Zdravo! In this episode I am learning how to jump with kayak on which I’ve installed 10 kg camera suitcase. It’s not the easiest, but persistence is my super-power, so I went back and learned how to make a recovery with the suitcase on board. I am going to the woodland this week and on the river.

Enjoy the summer and may the topshit be with you!
Borut

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14 July, 2021 at 11:23

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Solo Exhibition – A New Earth – Ultra Large Format Glass negatives

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Dear viewers,
It took too long from my last post. After seeing this vlog, you know why. It was really an intense period of my life. And after this exhibition I had a week long workshop at Univerza Nova Gorica. Anyway, here it is. Please let me know what you think about the show.
Some of you are following my vlogs regularly and you could see how this project developed.

The exhibition is in ZRC, Novi Trg2, Ljubljana, Slovenia and it’s open until 17.7.2021

Here is the playlist of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJV9WNqmYqI&list=PLg7_oeBZM8DmTV0uWmiangqgmQM8zKZ5s

Thank you for your attention, may the Topshit be with you!

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29 June, 2021 at 20:35

Feels Like Home, Tulips / vlog #117

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In this vlog I’m sharing with you my time in the woodland. For the new viewers, I’ve bought this cabin in the middle of the woodland of Kočevski Rog, Slovenia. As you can see, time took toll and nobody were living here in the past ten years. I’m not afraid of work and I see no problems, just some challenges in the midst of tranquillity of the place.

The print is available in my shop: https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop/ph…

About my project Feels Like home.
Five years ago I had a divorce and break up of 21 years long relationship. I’ve started a project Feels Like Home where I’m domesticating the places I find myself in. My favourite method of domestication are flower bouquets and ritual called wet plate photography. Art is bringing peace to me.

Here is a playlist with vlogs about this project: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg…

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20 April, 2021 at 19:27

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Timeless Documentary Photography / Simon Norfolk / vlog 116

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Dear viewers,
this is my newest photobook reaction, AFGHANISTAN: CHRONOTOPIA – Simon Norfolk. It’s another classic photobook that inspired me hugely. I hope you will enjoy the vlog, although you could sense I was tired.

I have an assistant now and I need to reorganise my workday. I will open a new channel for photobook reviews and keep this channel focused on my art and the darkroom witchcraft. I am taking this job as a vlogger more and more seriously, since from the beginning of the pandemic I am making about 90% of income from my art and youtube vlogs are my main way of marketing.

Anyway, I have already record a new vlog with my art. It’s from a project Feels Like Home. By the end of the week I’ll publish it.
May the topshit be with you,
Borut

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13 April, 2021 at 13:35

Street Photography Gem / Jeff Mermelstein – Sidewalk / Topsheet Photography 115

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In this Topsheet Photography vlog I’m talking about the book Sidewalk by Jeff Mermelstein, published by Dewi Lewis in 1999. It’s a real gem of street photography and I’m sure you will enjoy it.

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6 April, 2021 at 15:42

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Art is saving lives / Richard Billingham / Ray’s A Laugh / Topsheet 114

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In today’s episode of photobook reaction – Topsheet #113 I’m featuring one of my all time favourite books, Ray’s A Laugh by Richard Billingham, published by Scalo in 2000. I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please share your thoughts, suggestions and experience.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Billingham

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2 April, 2021 at 17:34

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Let’s talk about cropping a photograph! /Topsheet 113

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In this vlog I’ve talked briefly about my approach to cropping. I’ve shown few images of František Drtikol, an amazing master of photography from about a century ago, so please check more about his work.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franti%C5%A1ek_Drtikol
Mary Ellen Mark / Phaidon https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Ellen-Mark-Charles-Hagen/dp/0714846171
My book A Father’s Tale https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop
Michael Kenna featured in the Analog Forever Magazine https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/
I’ve shown the book of Peter Koštrun, produced by Gallery Photon https://photon.si/

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2 April, 2021 at 09:44

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Feeling sorry for the super rich: Dougie Wallace / Harrodsburg / Vlog 112

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This Photo Book Reaction is about Dougie Wallace and his book Harrodsburg. A story about the desperate super rich. http://www.dougiewallace.com/harrodsburg​ If you want to buy the book I recommend to buy it at the Dewi Lewis Publishing House: https://www.dewilewis.com/products/ha…

I started this vlog to draw comparisons about Jan van Eyck painting of Arnolfini Portrait and Dougie Wallace, but then I’ve edit it out, because I want to focus on photography. Nevertheless both artists are dealing with the same subject, rich showing their wealth in an attempt of gaining status. If Van Eyeck’s painting does serve good to the Arnolfini’s status, Wallace is slashing the myths of the rich, so the viewer feels sorry for these kind of people. Wonderful stories of art! Let me know if you like this format, it will take another week or so to go back to the woods, so until then, I might make another photobook reaction.

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25 March, 2021 at 22:40

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The battle of Good and Evil as a Greek Photo Tragedy / John Demos / Topsheet 111

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In this photo-book reaction, I share with you one beautiful book Shadows of Silence by John Demos. Please let me know how do you find the new format of the vlog. Eventually I will move this content to another, separate channel, but before I do that, I want to figure out the format, the workflow, the content and all the rest that comes beside. Let me know what you think. You can buy the book at amazon or better google up local small photobook store like Anzenberger or from Dewi Lewis Publishing house.
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https://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Silenc…

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25 March, 2021 at 22:39

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The best photographers are painters! Alexander Rodchenko / Topsheet Photography 110

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In my new series of vlogs I’m talking about artists that are inspiring me, why and how they are inspiring me. Disclaimer: I’m not an art historian or an art critic, this is purely a personal taste of an artist, therefore nothing to defend or oppose to. But please I am open for a debate, and all even totally opposite views, as long they are respectful, I warmly welcome!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexand…​

The story about the Greek who saved Russian Avantgarde https://www.greece-is.com/exhibition-…

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12 March, 2021 at 21:59

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