New Striptiz portrait of film director Dušan Moravec
OK. Dušan Moravec is a very renown film director who just finished a film about Slovenian photojournalists and I’m also playing a part in it as I was reporting already here and here. Anyway it sounded easy job, since Dušan knows very well my work, he is creative person and very willing to cooperate. But I guess I was in some sort of creative deficit and the spark just didn’t jump into my lens.
For those of you who don’t know my way of working is that I’m not planning too much in advance, but I do prepare a lot of circumstances that could make a picture work. It is as I would want to make a fire and I have no idea how that could be done, but just in case I bring a magnifying glass, hammer, wood, iron, matches, water, paper, a rubber, gasoline, a dynamite and two rocks. Then I try different combination and see what works and what doesn’t.
So it was also with Dušan. The keywords were a director and photojournalists, so I wanted to photograph him with photojournalists. I liked Dušan’s idea that I would photograph him as an observer while press conference would be in full action.
Firstly I wanted to do the picture on an occasion when political party of Mladi forum SD were trying to give a gift to the government as it was reported on VEST. It didn’t make a picture I would be satisfied with it.
Next_day_there was much better opportunity with Prime Minister Janša and the most important managers of Slovenia appearing. I made a better picture, but although I liked the pictures they were too fragmented and repeated the shooting in a cafe pilon. That was a success and although that day I slept only five hours and was physically exhausted I felt really good!
Many thanks to my fellow colleagues Robert Balen / Večer, Urban Štebljaj / Finance, Tit Košir / Večer, Daniel Novakovič / STA, Tina Kosec / BOBO and director Dušan Moravec in the middle.