I was commissioned to do a portrait of him working with journalist Deja Crnovič on an interview. It didn’t started very well. It was raining / snowing and I didn’t want to do a portrait in a bar where we’ve met. I scouted around the bar in Trnovo and noticed few trash containers, that looked very neat. NO. No containers, he said.
OK, no problem I said. Let’s make a another frame. We took a chair from the office nearby and I put it on the middle of the street in front of the bar. It was quite cold and Trkaj had just his jumper on and before I took a first test shot he already asked if we’re going to finish soon. After first two or three shots I showed him the result and he really liked it. I continued working really fast and after few more shots I was satisfied and I wanted to stop, but Trkaj got into the mood, so we continued. On the end we were both very pleased with the result.
I read the interview published in Mladina and I think it’s really good. Especially I like that also his lyrics of one of the songs is published beside the interview. Great lyrics.
Technically it’s simple. 15 sec of exposure, car with headlights in the back, studio flash light with softbox above and with detached flash I illuminated ground under the chair during that 15 secund of exposure.
PS: Also Ciril Jazbec did really good portrait of Trkaj.