New Striptiz portrait – Jaša Mrevlje, an artist as Superman
Jaša Mrevlje is in spite his age (b.1978) a well established artist. I will not repeat all the acknowledgments that he received, only a remark, that the other day I noticed his piece hanging also in Prime Minister’s office 🙂
Last week there was an opening of U3 Triennal of Slovenia Contemporary Art and I enjoyed his work a lot. Also my daughters were checking out his installation, almost stealing a piglet toy from his installation. For his installations Jaša is recreating gallery space, building new doors, passages, corridors, doors, etc. I love the piece that is exhibited at U3 where there’s a long corridor with brighting light at the end of it and I immediately thought, this is an amazing light for a my Striptiz portrait.
So the concept for this portrait is to interpret Jaša as a rocket being launched with sensational thrust.
From the first moment I knew I’ll have to use photoshop quite a bit, but it’s no problem, if you shoot the picture with that in mind. Because the end result is quite different from what my camera recorded, here is a contact sheet from the shoot (click 2 enlarge). I used available light from the installation and a Nikon SB-800 flash with a softbox.