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New Striptiz portrait – Lokalpatriot production team

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OK. Here is a new picture for Striptiz creative portrait rubric. They are Lokalpatriot production team that organize festivals, concerts, exhibitions, running a club, etc…

The idea derived from keywords: team, vision, enthusiasm, crazy, youth, working, producing,… and of course local patriots of Novo mesto.

So, I’ve been thinking how to shoot this picture. I knew I want to have Novo mesto in the frame, but not necessarily the skyline. I knew it’s always a problem to shoot a group portrait in Stritpiz manner. I want to build a story and everybody in the picture needs to have a roll, but also picture needs to be clear, logical, simple to read. So quite a challenge with ten people in the frame.

From the beginning I wanted to have a person watering the canoe with water can and that is a strong element from the symbol of underfunding, to the question would that be possible in real life? If they would have a huge water supply… Person watering is Borut Pelko, director of Lokalpatriot.

Anyhow it’s always hard to shoot a group and after I was checking second frame if the picture is OK, they disembarked and few seconds later the canoe was already on the car set up for transportation. Although I would try with some refinement of composition like the position of water can, changing the point of view,… we were satisfied with the picture.


Written by Borut Peterlin

5 February, 2008 at 23:49

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  1. Jehove priče in vesoljni potop. Kul.


    6 February, 2008 at 01:27

  2. Nice picture of Novo mesto. Thanks!

    BTW: We are (new, extended and improved Umek family) coming to Slovenia to visit. We land at LJU airport on 5th of August and depart on 19th.

    Looking forward to see everyone again. Plus I am looking forward flying Envoy (first) class to Europe and back for the first time.


    6 February, 2008 at 02:31

  3. Kul! Suki se pa sam reži v ozadju? hehe


    6 February, 2008 at 06:15

  4. @tamino
    Yes, the Jehovah’s witness is a strong association, but I didn’t had that in mind before i actually started to compose the picture. Nevertheless it does add a strong faith that they could live from the culture (in Slovenia).

    That’s great! Improved family? Sounds great. I’ll try it out too! Envoy? It’s not big in this part of the world. If you want to impress East-Europeans, then you should say that your’re flying with Lufthansa 🙂 Apparently Lufthansa don’t have a second class at all!

    Bolj se je Kralj skrival. No, nenazadnje je bolj pomembno, da so na krovu Lokalpatriot barke!

    Borut Peterlin

    6 February, 2008 at 10:47

  5. Borut, I’ve flown Lufthansa several times across the pond. Lufthansa has First, Business and Economy class. US Air only has two classes Envoy and Economy.


    6 February, 2008 at 14:13

  6. I was joking. of course. I flown with Lufthansa to Shanghai in economy class. It was good. It was dry, no rats, no birds shitting on your head and I found a place to sit!

    he, he…

    Borut Peterlin

    6 February, 2008 at 15:37

  7. I’ve earned over 120000 miles on US Air alone in 2007 and close to 14000 this year so far. (And drive additional 50000.) I grab any chance for an upgrade to more comfortable seats (lucky that I get free upgrades if first class seats are available for flights within US).

    By improved family I mean the fact that there will be another member of our family with my last name by the time we are ready to fly. She is already very excited to fly and meet my family in Slovenia. Not to mention we’ve told her that in Slovenia we know how to party and my dad is going to celebrate his anniversary so it is going to be a big deal. We are all looking forward to this (why else wold we spend so much money on air tickets and car rental).


    6 February, 2008 at 15:50

  8. Pomoje manjka malo teatralnosti, tako v stilu kakšnih vikingov, ki se derejo. Pri ki zaliva, bi recimo kazal s prstom naprej, ta za njim bi se nakaj drl v nebo, ostali tudi kaj v tem stilu … ideja in mesto slikanja je kul, nevem kako je časovno vse potekalo, samo pomoje bi se dalo motiv res dodelat … mogoče se pa njim ni dalo kaj preveč sodelovat


    6 February, 2008 at 15:53

  9. Samo prav imaš. S skupinami delat je res najtežje. Seveda vedno se da še kaj izboljšat, a sem vseeno zadovoljen s posnetkom.

    Iztok, se že veselimo!


    Borut Peterlin

    6 February, 2008 at 20:33

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