New Striptiz portrait – Tadej Pogačar
Tadej Pogačar is a contemporary artist and a director of P74 Center and Gallery. The gallery is very much in favor of contemporary art involving new media and it won also an award Golden nest. My first idea was to make a nest with Christmas lights and put inside three children and he would stand in the back. My wife discarded the idea of taking children to Ljubljana for a shoot, so I was left empty handed and I needed a quick idea. When I was in Mladina’s office I saw a laptop with a nail in the screen. I used the laptop already for a Striptiz portrait in January, but I don’t like the picture that much and I thought I’ll make a new one with Tadej.
What do you think? Is it too similar? Can I use both pictures in a book where there will be about 100 portraits? Which one do you prefer?
Technically I used a 20mm lens and two studio flashes. One high above with a softbox, the other in the back illuminating the wall. Exposure time was 1/160s and apperature was around f 1/11. Of course I didn’t use any photoshop.