Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

Topshit Centre of Photography opens!

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Today was a great day. Months of preparations, planning and hard work calumniated in the introduction of the house of Sitarjeva hiša in a new role. We’ve installed a darkroom, daylight working room, chilling room, a gallery and a dance room!

The house was made in 1887, but it was for last seventeen years abandoned. It does not have running water, electricity or heating. But We will change that. We are changing that! With the generous help of Anže Grabeljšek, Nastja Frey Gorše, Sanja Gorišek and municipality of Dolenjske Toplice, we are reviving the house in the centre of Dolenjske Toplice.

Everything is ready for the beginning of the topshit photography workshop in the centre of the topshit world! Expect more news from the workshop, expect traveling, adventure, weird creatures in castles, driving off road, swimming, rafting, camping, visiting museum collections and foremost making wet plate collodion negatives, salt prints and albumen prints.

Oh… Today we had a visit already! On Sunday I was portraying on the streets of Ljubljana and by pure coincidence I’ve met a journalist from USA, who is researching exactly what I do, traveling, workshops, creativity and adventure. Today she came for a visit and made an interview. I am not kidding you, it’s true! Hey, I’m preaching this all the times, so let me repeat again:

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  1. Congratulations, hope to visit it soon! 🙂

    29 July, 2015 at 07:56

  2. Wow thats sooo cool guys.U did a great amount of work in just couple of days!! Big respect.I can’t wait to see it again next year.That building is beautiful itself and it goes well with collodion photography era. It will be very representative place for WPC works in Europe…..greetings to all of u.


    29 July, 2015 at 08:31

  3. Fabulous and fantastic Top Shit 🙂


    29 July, 2015 at 08:46

  4. Great work at a great place, well done 🙂


    29 July, 2015 at 09:08

  5. Congrats, Borut !
    It seems to be a nice place and I am sure people will produce great prints in a cool and relaxed atmosphere under directions of the “Topshit Master”.
    I hope to travel and come to visit this new Center of the world !
    Bon courage, bon travail !
    Cheers from France


    29 July, 2015 at 13:08

  6. Borut, this is most definiitely topshit! Absolutely fantastic. I hope to come take a workshop some day. Seriously – topshit does happen!!

    billie williams

    29 July, 2015 at 15:26

  7. Wow, what a dream come true. Seeing what was and what is now is very cool. Of course you tend to have these visions, so congrats my friend and much success with this place!!

    John Fink Jr.

    29 July, 2015 at 17:17

  8. If this ain’t topshit I don’t know what is! When is next workshop?


    29 July, 2015 at 17:30

  9. Congratulations! Even this dream has come true! Good luck and much success! Saluti da Treviso!

    Miletic Marina

    29 July, 2015 at 21:02

  10. Guys, thank you so much for warm feedback! Today first day of yhe workshop passed. We did great, really great negatives. We had few visitors among which it was a famous writer, general manager of second biggest publishing houses in Slovenia and also Jozef Skolc, former minister of Culture. I know you don’t believe me, but they were visiting Boris Pahor and walked in the house. Amazing coincidance!

    Borut Peterlin

    29 July, 2015 at 22:27

  11. […] decided to set up our headquarters in Sitarjeva hiša, a house from 1886 and was abandoned for last 17 years. It did not had a running water or electricity, but with the […]

  12. Congratulations, Borut! Calumniated? I hope not!

    Robert Brazile

    19 November, 2015 at 13:01

  13. this is brilliant , in Ireland so many empty buildings and yet they nearly do the opposite and make it hard for arts and community organisations to survive,, many have closed down in the last year, and yet the buildings then lie empty – hope the new Government helps in helping to occupy the empty built heritage and maybe projects will flourish- anyhow thing this is great ,and if in the vicinity will pay a visit


    17 March, 2016 at 11:48

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