Katja Praznik, portrait for Striptiz rubric of Mladina weekly
Katja Praznik is a editor of Maska magazine that is dealing mostly with scenography. I gave a long thought how to make this portrait. Not to mention that I’m going crazy just before Fotopub workshop and Matej Leskovšek our staff photographer is not working at Mladina, but organizing Music festival Grand Rock Sevnica. Really good stuff. Anyhow I faced again an agony of finding an idea how to do this portrait. All sorts of scenarios came across my mind. First association on a word mask was a beauty face mask with cucumbers. Second idea was to make or use death masks like this. be an image of a person hiding behind the mask. I was searching for a right composition.
2) Then I rushed to the lab, where the picture was developed
3) I cut the picture and stuck it on the cover of Mask magazine
4) I took a the final picture that is on the top of this post.
I admit I had temptations to do a digital photo montage, but as old school documentary photographer I’m happy I did it with scissors and glue.