Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

Damijan Šinigoj portrait for Mladina’s Striptiz rubric

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_mg_8156_borut_peterlin.jpgOur baby wasn’t born yet, although contraction are already appearing, but we think the birth will happen either on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. Today I’ve made a new portrait for Mladina’s Striptiz rubric. I was planning to make a “Striptiz” portrait of a writer and editor of Goga Publishig house Damijan Šinigoj for a very long time and since I’m huge fan of his rubric Park extreme in Park magazine I suggested a photo-session. He agreed and I cycled today to his place to see this wonder of a “car” that he have bought recently.

We start thinking how are we going to make the picture in which of course APE Piaggio will play crucial role. He is writer and have a status of cultural worker, so I suggested to photograph him literally as a worker shoveling books. I started to look for a construction yard where I could photographed him and of course the best one was closed in the evening and security guards are checking it regularly. After a short consultation we decided to open the gate and go on the construction yard without permision do a picture really fast and run out. And so it happen. I took only five frames and then get out.

The compositional idea behind the picture is again to have very strong elements in the picture (Šini, Ape and bulldoze) and find a composition to balance it. First I tried that Šini will have books on the shovel, but it was illustrating obvious and Šini was too small in the picture. I decided that it will be much more intriguing if I’ll do a “simple” portrait of Šini and the relation between visual elements (books, shovel and bulldoze) will be interesting enough to do the picture.


_mg_8160_borut_peterlin.jpgThank you Baco and Robi for your help!


Written by Borut Peterlin

19 February, 2007 at 23:58

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  1. That bookshelf really does the trick, I’d never thought of that!
    Do you prefer shooting by night or is it just a strange coincidence (and you’re busy during the day)?

    Good luck to your wife and baby!


    20 February, 2007 at 09:26

  2. I prefer shooting at night, because human eye does not see colors at dimm light, but camera (on tripod) does. Camera literally reveals what’s invisible to a naked eye.



    21 February, 2007 at 22:35

  3. Oh, i love that description. I like shooting at night too because of what you said: it’s possible to make pictures people are not used to seeing…


    25 February, 2007 at 14:10

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