Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

Tomo Jeseničnik – Striptiz portait for Mladina weekly

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20080728_2652 tomo jesenicnik foto
Tomo Jeseničnik, is an author of famous picture that represented national campaign I feel Slovenia. He made a T-shirt I feel Tibet as a protest that Slovenian government during it’s presidency of EU, didn’t speak up for human rights issue in Tibet. Picture is shot for Mladina‘s creative portrait rubric Striptiz and was photographed at the same spot beside lake Bohinj that his famous picture was shot. That picture is a part of his three year project Slovenia v presežnikih. Book was released in April and it’s already sold out.

He is super successful commercial photographer and his formula is about the same as Nachtway’s and many others. He works three times as much as ordinary professional photographer. He lives in Velenje and for the picture we met in Celje and then drove to Bohinj to make a picture. The drive was about 200 km if not more, but he didn’t hesitate for a bit. Everything for a good picture. I hope that the portrait justifies the effort. Only at the end I realized it does reminds on Boštjan’s Pucelj portrait, but I don’t think that matters…

Technically it was several minutes exposition and I illuminated the tree with 20 flashes of a studio flash power of 1500Ws. In plain English that’s about whole a lot of energy. I Illuminated Tomo with detached flash and that’s about it.

PS: I was off blog for some time because my eyes are infected + I’m replacing picture-editor at Mladina + today I made a trip to Omarska and back in one day 540 km, but it’ll be really good reportage in this Friday’s Mladina.

Written by Borut Peterlin

6 August, 2008 at 21:58

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  1. Res ne bi mogel izbrati boljšega motiva za Toma Jeseničnika, njegova fotka tega drevesa je tisto, kar mi prvo pade na pamet, ko slišim njegovo ime.

    P.S.: Ampak to drevo je res popularno, tudi Matjaž ga je ovekovečil enkrat.

    Lenart Senica

    6 August, 2008 at 23:03

  2. Svetovna fotka 😀

    če mate kake slikcie iz hribov oz. nazave pa bi jih želeli deliti z nami, pridite na

    na forumu mamo sekcijo fotke, pa si nardite galerijo, valda prilepite link do svojega bloga, da privabite nove obiskovalce 🙂

    Pripravljamo tudi natečaj za najfotko 🙂



    7 August, 2008 at 14:47

  3. Bravo….lepau je ratalo!


    7 August, 2008 at 15:22

  4. @Senica,
    Ja to drevo je res pravilnih oblik in ob jezeru. Super, da si Tančičevo fotko pokazal.

    Ne fotkam niti v gorah, niti na morju. Pač živim v drugačnem okolišu in nisem popotni fotograf 🙂

    @Kristjan in vsem ostalim


    Borut Peterlin

    7 August, 2008 at 15:47

  5. Aha 🙂 no prav, srečno, in še več lepih fotk 😀



    7 August, 2008 at 15:48

  6. Fajn portrtet! The best koncept.


    7 August, 2008 at 19:58

  7. Wow, that’s amazing!
    Where did you get 20 flashes? 🙂


    18 August, 2008 at 14:23

  8. Green growing brains 🙂


    22 August, 2008 at 05:49

  9. Super fotka! In tomo je res dober fotograf! Drugač pa živi v Slovenj Gradcu ne v Velenju…


    7 December, 2010 at 19:28

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