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New Striptiz creative portrait; Ana Sluga, a painter

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ana sluga creatively portrayed by Borutpeterlin.com For Striptiz, creative portrait rubric of Mladina weekly, I’ve done new portrait. Ana Sluga will have an opening of her exhibition tonight, 9.6.2009 @ 19.00 in Equrna Gallery.

When I received an invitation to her exhibition I liked the work immediately and started to think how to do a Stritpiz portrait. I like the raster on her images, so I thought to build a picture on raster effect. I thought many, many scenarios. When I suggested to Ana a water reflection on the floor of the gallery, she doubted it could be done, so I brought with me also a Plexiglas glass as an alternative if micro water puddles will not work. It did work, so we were making puddles for more then an hour. Floor was not perfectly flat (I didn’t thought on that) so our micro puddles were joining into a micro lakes. Our first plan was to make perfect order, so puddles would be circles, aligned in straight lines as raster on her painting, but it turned out differently. I didn’t mind at all and I became even more curious how it will turned out.

The inspiration for this portrait is a picture of Jeff Mermelstein‘s book Sidewalk where a pedestrian is wearing a sunglasses and in which there is a mirrored image of a building across the street. Unfortunately the book is in my storage place, so I can’t show you. The only technical trick for the picture is that aperture should be f 1/22 and light should be bounced more or less straight into the lens. It’s quite a difficult to view the image in aperture in 2,8 and shoot it at 22. I suggest to build a light shaft with large foam boards. Since I don’t have a budget, I helped myself with 200mm lens and busting contrasts and blacks in post-processing.

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  1. Res je odlična in eden boljših (ali najboljši?) Striptiz portretov.

    denis zupan

    9 June, 2009 at 14:09

  2. Very interesting point of view. 🙂

    igor5rovic

    9 June, 2009 at 14:29

  3. Takšna luštna punca, ti pa luže slikaš? 🙂

    Tudi meni se dopade, le tistega dela o bouncanju svetlobe direktno v lečo nisem razumel čisto?

    Klemen

    9 June, 2009 at 16:11

  4. Se podpišem pod Denisov komentar +

    yann+

    9 June, 2009 at 16:12

  5. Creative! Great stuff!!!

    Dusan Zidar

    9 June, 2009 at 16:23

  6. Jep, odlična stvaritev.

    Alan

    9 June, 2009 at 16:53

  7. @ thx Y’all

    @ Klemen
    Light bounced from the wall should not spill all across the room, since if so you’re loosing contrast an definition of the picture. Best are panels put together as a light shaft so the light is directed and does not spill across the room.

    svetloba se mora čim bolj usmerjeno odbiti od stene. Recimo s stiropor ploščami se postavi tako rekoč svetlobni jašek, ki usmeri odbito svetlobo in preprečuje, da se bi razlila po prostoru.

    Borut Peterlin

    9 June, 2009 at 19:46

  8. Tudi meni zeloooo dopade! 😉

    A5

    9 June, 2009 at 20:54

  9. Ahaaaa.. Tudi jaz se strinjam, da je definitivno ena izmed bolj zanimivih! Škoda samo, da se je še čist mal več ne vidi na desni strani, da se zgubi figura v presledkih med mehurčki… Se bolje vidi na fotki nižje, ki pa vsekakor ni tako sočna kot tvoje izbrana…

    matjazz

    9 June, 2009 at 21:32

  10. Odlično, da iščeš predloge kako bi bilo bolje, kar je brez dvoma odraz zdravega izobraževanja, a kot me poznaš sem to in še ogromno drugih možnosti poizkusil in ta je optimalna. Pravzaprav sem imel še cca 7% ožji kader, a sem izbral tega, prav zaradi kontur slike na desni. Ožji kader je bolj izpostavil portetiranko. Gostota kapljic je maksimalna, glede na to, da so se že zlivale skupaj. Telo portretiranke ni pomembno za fotografijo, saj je kontura figure dovolj razpoznavna. To je tisto kar hočem. Delo za gledalčevo domišljijo. Kar je srž raster tehnike. Abstrakcija, ki jo sestavi naš um.
    b5

    Borut Peterlin

    10 June, 2009 at 00:27

  11. hudo, res!

    majah

    10 June, 2009 at 00:34

  12. Genius. Absolute genius.

    Tony Hogrefe

    11 June, 2009 at 05:54

  13. Hvala za pojasnilo!

    Klemen

    11 June, 2009 at 20:25

  14. Wau! Super! Čestitke obema!

    Katja

    16 June, 2009 at 14:00

  15. Very artistic.

    rrj

    1 July, 2009 at 02:10


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