Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

New Striptiz portrait – Meta Krese

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Next portrait for my
Striptiz project is Meta Krese and she is a very important person in Slovenian photography. She is editor of magazine Fotografija, journalist, teacher, lecturer and also a very good photographer. As a journalist she often works with Arne Hodalič, a National photographer and with her small Nikon FM2 she quietly makes great photographs. It’s amazing to see two so different authors as Arne and Meta work together.

Well, this time Meta Krese is exhibiting in Cankarjev dom with lyrics of her sister Maruša Krese, that is also one of the most respected Slovenian writers, especially famous in Germany.

Well the title of Meta’s show was Suddenly got dark (Naenkart se je znočilo), so I immediately though on Duane Michals portrait of Illuminated man I thought to make a picture of Meta, overexposed on the middle of the street. It didn’t work out. I tried all versions and got really nervous, asking Meta if we could make another appontment, but then…

I made a shot with my 50 mm lens and got the perspective and people were going in and out of the buss, so I knew I have a frame. After 30 min of being in the dead end street a coincidence happened and I got a frame! Few minutes later we finished. It goes along also with her aesthetics. Or so I think.


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Written by Borut Peterlin

20 January, 2008 at 00:49

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  1. Full lepo osvetljeno. Njeno razstavo bom pa verjetno jutri videl, ko bom ravno tam.

    Kakšno naključje se je zgodilo?
    (Saj za najboljše fotke, je naključje velikokrat velik faktor. :))


    20 January, 2008 at 11:58

  2. ful mi je všeč fotka. bravo. jaz grem tudi ta teden pogledat razstavo. me res zanima.


    20 January, 2008 at 17:04

  3. Thx guys!
    Picture is missing some colors, since firefox don’t show the picture with color profile (adobe 1998). Does anybody know what’s the problem?


    Borut Peterlin

    20 January, 2008 at 17:19

  4. As far as I know, Firefox doesn’t display the adobe RGB color space correctly, only sRGB. The new version, Firefox 3.something (which is still in beta) will display Adobe RGB correctly.

    Try it out in Safari, I think that should the colors correctly.


    20 January, 2008 at 17:33

  5. Thank you Jure! Of course you are right. Finally I found one reason to use safari.

    here is a comparison:


    PS: But I must add, that Safari read Adobe 1998 color profile correctly and print screen toss it into a sRGB, so please don’t judge that what your browser shows you.

    Borut Peterlin

    20 January, 2008 at 18:06

  6. It’s always safest bet to use sRGB if you don’t know the destination of photos. Especially for the web, i think you should convert to sRGB, which usually is the default…


    20 January, 2008 at 18:43

  7. sRGB is the worst color profile isn’t? I’ll stick with adobe1998 and watch it on safari. If IE and Firefox are incapable to read that very common profile they suck! Hopefully it’ll be solved soon as Jure suggested.


    Borut Peterlin

    20 January, 2008 at 21:15

  8. zelo je lepa..taka spokojna


    21 January, 2008 at 14:29

  9. Res NORO osvetljeno pa lep prikaz urbanega okolja!

    Jošt F.

    22 January, 2008 at 06:30

  10. Hm… IE and Firefox may suck, but they still acount for 95% of visitors on your (and any other) web site…

    I don’t think sRGB is the worst color profile. It’s pretty much standard for most of the common uses and while most foreign photo professionals do recommend AdobeRGB for professional use, there is not all that much to gain in most cases. AdobeRGB has some colors sRGB does not have, but most of those colors most monitors can’t display and most printers can’t print…. AdobeRGB might be better to shoot in and submit work to photo agencies, but for displaying photos on web, sRGB is the way to go…


    23 January, 2008 at 14:13

  11. Now, when I’m preparing my pictures for blog I set them to sRGB, but if I’m uploading to my DRR account I keep Adobe 1998, because it’s very likely hires photos to be printed.


    Borut Peterlin

    25 January, 2008 at 07:20

  12. I was searching for this kind of a blog for months now. Actually lost the hope of finding one, but here i am 🙂 Thanks for the great posts! Looking forward for a little read after dinner 🙂

    Navtej Kohli

    29 January, 2008 at 10:52

  13. Zdravo Borut, zanima me, ali imaš slučajno e-mail naslov od ge. Krese? hvala že vnaprej, lp M.


    5 July, 2008 at 19:59

  14. Imam, a pošlji mi email na ne bom ga javno objavljal.

    Borut Peterlin

    5 July, 2008 at 20:02

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