Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

Creative portrait Janez Bršec – a poet

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Janez Bršec, a poet, commisioned by Mladina, project STRIPTIZ. This portrait was inspired by one of his poems where he’s talking about God. If you’re religious you might not appreciate his work, but I especially liked the song Face of the God (Obraz Boga). You’re wondering how it was done?

Well I’ll tel to my client I ordered a custom made milky glass from Swarovski, then ordered a table with computer guided telescopic features on which I lay down the precisely sowed black velvet and the glass and then asked Janez to step behind it and take a shot against the stars. In this way I will issue an astronomical fee for the picture, but the truth is that you can order a Plexiglas from Akripol for 50 EUR and then put a table on a bench and it’s just as good.
I know what you’re thinking. No, it’s not cheating, it’s an art concept. I want to lead a concept of astronomical all the way to the end, so obviously I can’t issue a usual bill that could compete with a meal in a fancy restaurant, isn’t!

Here is one more version without the trees, but I prefer the one with treetops. I like disturbances – more God like.
PS: Don’t forget to rate (stars at the bottom of the post). God never forgets to rate!!!



24 Responses

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  1. Speechless.


    4 January, 2010 at 20:50

  2. The one with trees behind I like more. How much stars you have up there in Slovenia 🙂

    P.S. I wish JC has a blog! Happy new everything my main JaranChefur!!!

    Igor Motl

    5 January, 2010 at 18:16

  3. It was a night after a week of rain and before another week of snow as it seems

    J.C. is boring when he’s trying to be serious or not mocking somebody, preferably me. Did you know he had an incident in Croatia, when he was greeting everybody in a pub živela velika Srbija + three fingers… Not to mention how many times he highlighted in various circumstances that one of our friend from Prague is actually Jewish!!
    He calls my father Branko Šiptar and so on…

    Borut Peterlin

    5 January, 2010 at 22:14

    Respect JC!!!

    Igor Motl

    5 January, 2010 at 23:16

  5. I only mock the people I admire and adore (except you Iztok)…I have a poor memory and all I can remember from our days in Prague is learning Czech with Borut through the help of local pornography. Sure we couldn’t have a descent conversation but we could have a hell of a time in any train station with a prostitute. If that isn’t progress than I don’t know what is.

    фок офф

    6 January, 2010 at 16:27

  6. 6th comment.


    8 January, 2010 at 00:00

  7. no one commenting on this picture? why? do you think borut works just for your entertainment? show him some respect! do you thinks its easy to do what he does? day in, day out…huh…do you know how long it takes for his hair to dry? do you? you blog followers make me sick!


    8 January, 2010 at 15:12

  8. I rated
    I feel closer to God
    I feel good
    I must see Buddha
    I must see Christ
    My soul is free now

    Igor Petrovic

    10 January, 2010 at 01:08

  9. That was an awkward religious message Igor but I thank you nonetheless for posting a comment.

    I hope every can learn from Igor’s free spirited yet disturbing comment. He has the “cojones”(look it up on google or ask Iztok what it means) to comment on this thought provoking portrait. It doesn’t matter that Igor’s poem made a small child cry in Japan…the point is that he posted it on this blog.

    Igor…best comment ever!



    10 January, 2010 at 14:30

  10. ha, ha… Igor P. & Igor M. I guess I’ll need to bring J.C. to Prijedor, isn’t.

    Borut Peterlin

    10 January, 2010 at 15:03

  11. Will they let me in to Prijedor? I don’t have a communist passport.


    10 January, 2010 at 15:23

  12. 1. Borut, I must quote myself: “I admire your ideas”. 🙂 Last night I was little drunk, and I didn’t realize that stars and trees are not big printed photo, and now I feel stupid (but it is ok for Bosnians 🙂 )
    2. Thank you, thank you, but I must admit that it is just variation on poem from Half Baked movie. 🙂
    “I’m Only Creative When I Smoke Smoker: Would you like to hear some of my poetry?
    Thurgood Jenkins: Not really, no.
    I’m Only Creative When I Smoke Smoker: You really should. “I have killed. I have helped kill. I have killed part of myself. I cannot change this. I… I must seek Buddha. I must seek Christ”
    Thurgood Jenkins: You must seek therapy. But that’s just where I would go with that.”

    3. JC should visit Prijeder and other cities of beautiful land where wild people live. You do not need communist passport for that visit. All you need is good, old capitalist passport, a lot of sense of humor, …and a lot of Euros. :))))

    Igor Petrovic

    10 January, 2010 at 18:15

  13. Beautiful land? Borut told me Bosnia sucks. Full of poor people with bad haircuts. Is that really true? I’m so confused now.


    10 January, 2010 at 18:36

  14. Bad haircut is a symbol of a genius. Take me for example.
    Lack of money is also symbol of genius (don’t know why, but it is). Take me for example.
    Passports are overrated so you don’t need any. Take me for example.
    So, maybe Bosnia suck as hell, but that’s just a cover so capitalistic bastards wouldn’t spoil our perfect utopia.
    Please JC, come here to expand your horizons, you will be different man, genius maybe!!!

    Igor Motl

    10 January, 2010 at 19:11

  15. leopard man! You’ve inspired me to come to Bosnia but I must tell you that I don’t speak Russian! I hope everyone will speak my language otherwise I will get very annoyed at your culture. It is important that everyone thinks like me.

    Like Iztok, when I moved to America I wanted to impose my culture and way of life on everyone because we’re the best in the world. We’ll talk taxes another day…

    I am ready to meet your Buddah or your mexican Jesus anyday.


    10 January, 2010 at 19:43

  16. Borut told you the truth. Bosnia sucks, but it is also as exotic as any other country where savage and wild people live by the tribal rules. There are many things that you can see, learn, hear, taste… One of touristic attractions is cave wall painting. If you learn tree or more words in Serbian they will allow you to make your own painting on cave wall. 🙂

    Igor Petrovic

    10 January, 2010 at 21:01

  17. JC, WHAT??? I love Yugoslavia or what’s the appropriate name these days, but you also need to know I like JC and his sense of humor, so take that into consideration.

    Borut Peterlin

    10 January, 2010 at 21:47

  18. I see “bratstvo i jedinstvo” still works for many of us. 🙂 That is good. 🙂 Let us make some fiesta and celebrate Science Fiction Republic of Yugoslavia. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Igor Petrovic

    10 January, 2010 at 21:54

  19. gentlemen! amazing that this geopolitical discussion was sparked simply by the bald dude cut off by plexy glass. I am proud to be part of these comments. All it takes is a little creativity and BANG! 19 COMMENTS!

    I love Jugoslavija, I even have tito socks…I kid you not. In fact I’ve kept an arsenal of old icons from the 1970’s back at the height of Balkan pride.

    Any takes on Croatia’s new prime minister?


    11 January, 2010 at 12:49

  20. 20 comments!!!! Alright…Borut you should be proud (not of your picture) but of your faithful fans of this blog. Cheers everyone for making this post a success and I look foward to see you all again when Borut’s new fantasmagoric art is posted.

    Gay pride Bosnia!


    11 January, 2010 at 17:47

  21. Yes, I’m proud on my fans & their cheerleader Jean “two shades” Christophe! and not to mention that it’s 21st comment! My mother would be so proud if she wasn’t at the moment in Morocco. With my father they are cruising with a giant white ship. Wave into the dark! She sees you! She sees every reader of this blog! Wave your hands. No, don’t waste your time typing, just wave and don’t forget to smile! And straighten your back!
    Love you,

    Borut Peterlin

    11 January, 2010 at 23:25

  22. Igor Petrovic

    12 January, 2010 at 00:15

  23. Igor Petrovic

    12 January, 2010 at 00:16

  24. I see her HELLO!!!! and there is king siptar! amazing…he’s wearing one white glove to show respect to the late michael jackson…Branko still got class in my opinion…what a man!


    12 January, 2010 at 16:53

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