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Striptiz branstorming challenge

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Since I get a lot of attention with my Striptiz portraits and people would like to learn more about it I’ll offer you a Striptiz portrait idea challenge. I need to portrait Matjaž Kačičnik. A photographer who lives in Egypt and works in pyramids, documenting Egyptian paintings. Tomorrow at 8pm there is an opening of his show in Cankarjev dom alongside with really unique exhibition of genuine Egyptian artifacts. From stones with hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, relics, objects, etc. I’m commissioned to make a portrait of him for next Striptiz rubric.

I have already an idea and it’s pretty crazy. It’s one of those ideas that even the harshest critics like Tančič would like.

So think of an idea and leave a comment, even anonymous would do just fine. Think big! Sky is not a limit! Any Leibovitz is your assistant!

Written by Borut Peterlin

18 March, 2008 at 18:38

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  1. I have some morbid ideas and one of them is that you could take a photo of him inside of a sarcophagus kind of box and with his face coloured with bronze or gold paint. Also, maybe some ordinary picture of him just holding a black cat. Then maybe, ’cause hi is a photographer, scene where he is taking a photo with his camera but in Sfing-like pose and with small piramid model in front of him. Maybe my ideas are cliche, and maybe not. Good luck with it.
    Igor

    Igor Motl

    18 March, 2008 at 19:50

  2. There is ancient story here in Visoko (Citiy of great pyramids :D)…

    there was two brothers..one of them had name Ramiz and second one had name Ramzes..
    and these two brothers had a fight..and Ramzes
    went to family`s winter resort in Egypt..and
    Ramiz stayed in Visoko 😀

    Brvtvs

    18 March, 2008 at 20:48

  3. Greš na dno enga vodnjaka. Nastaviš fleše, tako da se čuti perspektiva vertikalnega tunela, rova, …Matjaža obesiš za noge. V rokah ima fotoaparat. Od spodaj vključiš še ventilator, da zgleda kot da leti po teh rovih 100 na uro, da leti in fotka po teh preteklostih, hkrati pa se čuti zgoraj svetlobo konca tunela – stik. Pač smrt, vstajenje, kopanje po preteklosti, bla bla bla,… sej veš. Za še boljši efekt hitrosti po predoru, lahko vzajemno skočita noter v vodnjak na elastiki. Fotkaš med letom. Aja, pa omaškaraš ga v uno safati obleko , pa klobuk, ki mu ga glih odpihne z glave,… Ta mi je prva padla iz možganov. 🙂

    Samo

    18 March, 2008 at 21:36

  4. thanks guys! Ideas sounds good. Sarcophagi is under glass cube. No touching possible. Black cat would be a good element. Don’t know what role cat would have.

    Samo, idea with a tunnel sounds fantastic, but I’ll make it simpler. I don’t know no vodnjak (whel) where this could be done. Especially now, when the water is high.

    Brutus I’ll visit your pyramid in April. Massively looking forward!

    Tomorrow I’ll make a picture. I’ll need a lot of luck, but hopefully it’ll be a success.
    B5

    Borut Peterlin

    18 March, 2008 at 22:13

  5. A cat. It’s an animal that egyptians worshiped the most. Maybe, a sand could have some role in it. And also because he is some kind of documentary oriented photographer, post him right beneath some statue of a pharaon as he would look like a nervous guy who is doing some spy job for his pharaon. Sorry, I just came back from friend party and this is maybe a little bit alcohol speeking thrue me. Good luck anyway, I’m sure you will end up with great portrait and good job.
    Igor

    Igor Motl

    18 March, 2008 at 23:25

  6. Sem prepozno tole videl..ampak Kačo je drgač bil (zdaj najbrž bolj poredko) jadralni padalec…smo dost letel skupaj…iz tega bi se dal dobre fore naredit..let nad piramidami 🙂

    Foto Rocker

    19 March, 2008 at 11:26

  7. V šempetru imamo sarkofag razstavljen v okviru rimske nekropole in bi se dalo kaj zmenit…

    Marko

    19 March, 2008 at 12:33

  8. Maybe you should stay clear of any Egyptian cliche, but if you’re leaning that way ( because everyone on this blog is thinking cats and pyramids ) you may want to just make him look like another tourist in Africa: shorts, a map, safari hat, banana bag, camera…and shoot him in a travel agency. Basta. You see I have no fear in expressing myself even in media controlled Slovenia. I will not be silenced Slovenia do you here me! FREE SPEECH.

    Lahrazija Bjanko

    19 March, 2008 at 15:25

  9. “You see I have no fear in expressing myself even in media controlled Slovenia.”

    This is a myth. It is simply proven as such.

    In any case here is my suggestion, but it would take too much time and resources…

    Take pics in and around hotel Luxor in LV, NV. It is built like a pyramid itself. Pretty cool (stayed there before).

    Iztok

    19 March, 2008 at 15:43

  10. Did you know that the Egyptians are trying to brand their pyramids meaning they will demand royalties to anyone who recreates the emblematic icon. The exception being if the it is a one to one recreation such as the Pyramid in Las Vegas.

    Speaking of the media control in Slovenia I have a friend of mine who is recieving death threats from the Slovene government and he’s not only not a journalist, he isn’t even Slovene. In fact he doesn’t even live in Slovenia, he resides in Gabon. The real interesting twist in this is that I just made this up. Just like that. Took me no time at all.

    Shtetneek Postevacek

    19 March, 2008 at 16:33

  11. Pane Postevaček, your wisdom will never be praised enough.

    Thanks for all the comments. As you could imagine on the exhibition there was plenty of exciting Egyptian iconography, so the question was not what to set up as a background. The question is how to correlate a person being portraited with the background.

    Of course I know what cat means in Egyptian culture. As I said I don’t know what role would play on the picture. Will it just be walking around? Will it be in the hands of a person being portraited? Every element should have a role in the picture. Especially if it means something. Like cat and pharaohs.

    I like the tourist idea very much, but changing of roles works only if a very famous and established persons role is switched over. It would work with Martin Parr, James Nachtwey or Arne Hodalič. Can you imagine Arne as a tourist with small compact camera? ha, ha…

    Thank you for all the energy,
    B5

    Borut Peterlin

    19 March, 2008 at 21:59


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