New spectacular Striptiz portrait; Klemen Globočnik
Klemen Globočnik, an artist and together with Matic Zorman an author of project Masacre of Average (Masaker povprečja). He was portrayed when a balloon of water burst behind his head. I had this idea already in the end of February, but we had to wait so the temperatures would be warmer. Readers of my blog will still remember that at the time I shot the cover page for Mladina weekly HERE and already at that time I learned all the tricks how to shoot bursting balloon. I knew Balcar 1500 Ws is not so fast flash that would freeze water drops and in this case that was a great effect.
Well this time it was much more difficult. I wanted to make picture more interesting by hiding gravity. As you can see water is evenly around his head. My camera was on the ground, Klemen was leaning above the camera and behind his head was a balloon and a studio flash with 1500 Ws. Then I asked Tina to burst a balloon and in that moment I triggered hand held flash Nikon SB900 that triggered Balcar as well. Of course we were all wet, but camera was in Ewa Marin bag and Nikon flash was wrapped in an ordinary plastic shopping bag. We made five tries, but second one was best. I’m publishing behind the shoot images. I would like to brag that it was high end production, but it’s not. As you know Striptiz is shot on no-budget policy, but at least in that way recession can not do any harm to my work 🙂