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Photobook review / James Mollison, August Sander, Gabriele Galimberti /#42

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Dear followers,

this vlog is very different then my usual ones, so I ask for your opinion if you want more of this kind too, or would you prefer more about my professional eclectic vlog? Either case I am going to do both kind of vlogs, but I am wondering if this “talking head” format of the vlog contains enough useful information on the expense of entertainment? Or perhaps you prefer this kind of vlogs, to share a view in my creative thinking and how am I getting inspired from books and art works on general.
Thank you for your feedback. I wish you a pleasent moment, here and now.
Borut

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Written by Borut Peterlin

2 June, 2018 at 07:19

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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10 January, 2018 at 13:49

Rhythm in a photo book

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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

I’m announcing my book! You can pre-order NOW!

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Dear followers,

I’m so excited! I finally managed to sell, not one, but both of my kidneys and I am finally printing my book! Oh how fortunate I feel!

The book will be out  by 15th of January and it will accompany my solo exhibitions in Ljubljana on 16th of January and in Vienna on 9th of February.

The website with more information about the book will be published next week. Also limited edition of prints will be available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me on topshitphotography@gmail.com

I’m sincerely thankful for your attention. It’s an important indicator that I am on the right track and I am not stopping, no sir, I’m stepping up.
Topshit happens,
Borut

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5 December, 2017 at 11:47

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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Inspiration & manipulation photography

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I confess, I always fancied manipulation of photography. Paradoxically with introduction of Photoshop (I’ve learned PS 3.0 in year 1994) I’ve lost all the interest in this field and my work in the last 15 years is more or less documentarian nature, meaning, 99,9% of my digital images would pass world press photo standards.  I can’t explain why.

About a year ago I’ve made a video about my work and analog manipulation of photography, it’s embedded at the bottom of this post. All the work mentioned is very old, like my last project Fairy Tales was done in 2001-02 and let me state that is not photoshoped at all! That was selectively illuminated landscape scenes, taken on colour negative film, format 6×7. Yes, it was very hard to wait for developed proof prints to see what have I’ve done last week and often go back and redo them.

About a year ago I was at a workshop on collodion glass negative retouching in George Eastman House and beside the techniques I’ve learned I’ve seen also some fascinating examples of retouched photographs. I mean authentic photographs that you may see only in books. Mentor Mark Osterman have shown us an examples from a collection of George Eastman House and that was really inspiring.

Anyway the time has come to start a new project, dealing with nature and image manipulation. I’ve picked few books from authors Peter Župnik, Pavel Pecha, Herman Pivk and Regina Anzenberger. Intentionally I’ve picked authors that are based in East Europe and although the quality of their work does not fall behind known western authors, you probably never heard about them. East-European photography is so underrated! It is so underrated by their own countries to start with! I hope you will appreciate my suggestions and their work.

In this video I’m presenting a print I’ve made from a retouched collodion negative. About a year ago I’ve made a video how I’m making the wet plate collodion negative and the salt print and now I’m publishing the result upgraded by my knowledge gained at George Eastman House. I will talk about my next project in the next videos, but for now I’m sharing with you my creative process, my inspiration and the aesthetic I admire. I think that on youtube there is way too much camera-review videos and photographers on general are putting too much emphasising on gear and not enough on photography and the creative process of photography, so this one is a little different. Very different.

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I’m putting my retouched print on ebay, as an auction and by your bidding and buying my work, you support my endeavour in art. This blog is also crowd funded at Patreon.com. Thank you guys, I appreciate it!!!

PS: I’ve started to use professional video-editing software and big thanks to Vid Klančičar for the crash course how to use it.

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