New Striptiz portrait – Lokalpatriot production team
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.