Zvezdana Mlakar and Jure Henigman in a theater show Vincent River
For this portrait I had an unrest. I’m in the not the most creative period of my life. I failed to prepare for a Frankfurt book fair that will happen next week and that is a big blow for me. I’m not making any excuses. Anyhow I didn’t had a good idea how to photograph them, but two hours before the shoot I visited flower shop and Glej theater. I like flower shop, but it was too much of everything. I wanted clean scenography. Something simple, so all attention will be on actors. I decided to do it in Glej theater. I saw a shadow on the floor that was casting by one pillar. I liked that dark shadow on dark wall and I was inspired by that. I thought I could build up something with black on black. Oh… I didn’t mention that Vincent river is really heavy psychological drama between two actors, full of love, hate and FEAR. So I liked the black on black visual element. 20 min before the shoot I was preparing for the shoot and on the end I even simplified the idea and did a picture as you see it. I used 200 mm lens and three flashes. One on the wall, one discretely on Jure’s face and one with softbox on Zvezdana Mlakar. It’s is great to photograph actors. I usually just prepare the surrounding and actors will make a picture with their expressions.