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My book is PRINTED!!!

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Dearest followers,

In this vlog I’m inviting you to participate in witnessing the day that I will never forget, the day when I’ve printed my own book! Now it’s printed and it looks better than I’ve expected! By the end of the week it will be bound and finished!

The book can be ordered at www.borutpeterlin.com
You can support me through www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin

I’m inviting you also to my exhibitions:

16.1.2018 at 19:00, Ljubljana, Galerija Photon
6.2.2018, Vienna, Photon Gallery (link)

Music by
Ryan Little – Day 8
David Cutter Music – Stop Yourself (www.davidcuttermusic.com)

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Written by Borut Peterlin

10 January, 2018 at 13:49

Rhythm in a photo book

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Written by Borut Peterlin

5 January, 2018 at 00:06

Photo book – Establishing Editing Key

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I’m publishing a photo book “A Father’s Tale” and this is the second vlog on the topic. I’m going through several photo books, discussing the patterns of photo editing and explaining what is inspiring for me and what is not.

You may pre-order my book at https://www.borutpeterlin.com/

Thank you to patreons who are supporting me every month. Check it out at https://www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin

Music by David Cutter – http://www.davidcuttermusic.com/

Written by Borut Peterlin

16 December, 2017 at 11:12

New work from “Feels Like Home” project

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Dear followers,
As you will notice, this video took me very long time to complete. Except the outro footage in the atelier, I’ve made it already a week ago, but it took me quite a while to finish it. Well, it’s here and I’m very satisfied with it. Video is a new medium for me and I am glad to receive a feedback from close friends, who have seen it unfinished, that they felt the peace that is the topic of my photography. I hope you will too. Leave a comment and subscribe to my YouTube channel, my FB page, my Instagram and this blog, of course!
Because Topshit does happen!!!!

First video about the Feels Like Home project – YouTube Link
Music from first 10 seconds intro by David Cutter music 
The rest of the music by Janez Dovč / AcordeON
Disclaimer statement by Robert Kalman
Drone operator Shaggy

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Two new photos for A Father’s Tale book

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Dear followers, I have another individual workshop that starts in 15 min, so I will be super short with text and not that short with video. I hope you will like it and hit subscribe, like and even consider to become my patreon. Thank you!

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Daughter facing future

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20170224_8144Oh, I am so happy for this photograph I’ve created! And it’s a portrait of Brina, of my youngest daughter that does not want to be photographed very often! And she has a birthday today, she is 10 years old! Exactly on today’s date, ten years ago she took her first breath and joined us on our path of life.

In the video I’ve explained almost everything. I wanted to discuss the composition, but on the end I did not. When photographing I was in dilemma if I want her facing left or right. It would be more natural to be facing right, in the direction that we read a photograph. When I say we, I mean westerners, we read written word from left to right, that is why it would be more natural that she would face right. But on the end I’ve decided that she should face left. Because of her posture, standing brave, facing something that is out of the frame. But we see the thorns surrounding her. But she glows, she is surrounded by white back-light.

For us who know Brina well, we know how suitable is this portrait of her. She is really a fighter. Boys do not want to mess around with her because she knows how to punch. Of course I have thought her how to defend herself. I told both of my daughters that they will not go out on a date before they will not demonstrate how to use elbows and knees in self defence. Yep, that is our Brina! I’ve listed the print on eBay (link).

Silver chloride gelatin paper, a contact copy from my collodion negative.I have an art student from Barcelona here, her name is Ana and she is assisting me. First week we had basic darkroom techniques and the second week she is already printing contact copies from collodion negative on silver-chloride paper and split toning them. I’ve listed that print on eBay too.

 

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Ghost Window in wet plate collodion

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Dear followers,

This vlog should be published earlier, but I am missing three of my cameras. All small ones, like analogue compact Rollei camera, GoPro 3+ and Nikon J5 cameras. I have no idea what happened to them. In 30 years I have not lost a camera. I almost did, but never really. This small cameras were in my bag and I was carry them always with me. It might be that I forgot my backpack somewhere, but is more likely that someone took it out of my car. Today’s thieves do not need to brake a window, to get in your car. When I went to Prague I was resting on a rest stop and a thief silently broke in my car, without leaving any damage or signs. He did this while I was resting in the car! But then I woke up and he fled. Without steeling anything. So it might be that it was stolen or not. I do not know. Too many things happening in my life right now and this is the price to pay. Although this event is annoying it does not put me off. In fact that is why I bought Nikon J5, because I didn’t want to use the almighty and all expensive Nikon D4! Imagine that would happen with my Nikon D4 and my expensive lenses!

Anyway… Here is my latest vlog where I continue working on my book A Father’s Tale. A photo-book is not an album of images. It is a sequence of images carefully narrated through each page. Just like when music notes are containing parts that are actually bringing the orchestra to quit down or even to a complete stop, also photo-book must have parts in the book where an eye will relax, digest, reflect.

My idea is that the photo-book of my daughters should contain images that on information level do not tell you anything about them, but the images are containing certain mood that is bringing the viewer’s attention away from the information level and building the story on emotional level.

So that is why I’ve decided to photograph this window. I could ask one of my daughters to stand there or even I could stand by the window, but I’ve decided to keep it calm and simple. It is just one image in the book, but important one.

I hope you will like the image and the video. Please subscribe and share. My plan is to build up large enough social network and sell my books directly to my audience. And/Or with the large enough social network, main stream publishers will be interested in publishing the book. So thank you for subscribing to my YouTube channel, to my blog, to FB page and to my Instagram.

LINK to eBay listing of the silver-gelatin print

LINK to eBay listing of the ambrotype

LINK to eBay listing of the albumen print.

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