Portrait of Tomaž Lavrič
Tomaž Lavrič is a legendary comic writer and illustrator. His books are selling throughout the world and he received tons of awards. You can find several in Striparnica Buch. On Tuesday he’s having an exhibition opening in Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana (more info). Although we’re colleagues working for the same magazine Mladina weekly, it was not as easy as you might think. Tomo doesn’t like that his pictures are taken and when I suggest him an idea, he wasn’t convinced and we delayed so long that we crossed the deadline. After a shout from a creative director I called Tomo and told him that the concept is to do the portrait ASAP. We met in Museum of Modern Art, hoping that his exhibition will be hanging already, but there were just blank walls. I thought on a portrait I’ve done long time ago of his colleague Darko Tomić (HERE) and I’ve made a remake of the picture. In 5 minutes this portrait was made and in next five we made a bunch more. Effectiveness of a photojournalist was always my advantage.