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Timeless Documentary Photography / Simon Norfolk / vlog 116

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Dear viewers,
this is my newest photobook reaction, AFGHANISTAN: CHRONOTOPIA – Simon Norfolk. It’s another classic photobook that inspired me hugely. I hope you will enjoy the vlog, although you could sense I was tired.

I have an assistant now and I need to reorganise my workday. I will open a new channel for photobook reviews and keep this channel focused on my art and the darkroom witchcraft. I am taking this job as a vlogger more and more seriously, since from the beginning of the pandemic I am making about 90% of income from my art and youtube vlogs are my main way of marketing.

Anyway, I have already record a new vlog with my art. It’s from a project Feels Like Home. By the end of the week I’ll publish it.
May the topshit be with you,

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13 April, 2021 at 13:35

Let’s talk about cropping a photograph! /Topsheet 113

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In this vlog I’ve talked briefly about my approach to cropping. I’ve shown few images of František Drtikol, an amazing master of photography from about a century ago, so please check more about his work.
Mary Ellen Mark / Phaidon
My book A Father’s Tale
Michael Kenna featured in the Analog Forever Magazine
I’ve shown the book of Peter Koštrun, produced by Gallery Photon

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2 April, 2021 at 09:44

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My Youtube channel got hacked!!! / Vlog #95

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Catastrophe, my youtube channel got hacked. Hackers left some clues behind and if you recognise somebody in this surveillance footage, let me know!

Lost in the forest. At night… Vlog #94

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This vlog is kind of “talking head” format, which I hate, so I’ve used all my video making skills to make it bearable. On the end I’m sharing a failed vlog. I wanted to sleep on the top of the mountain, but I got lost and had to come back at night. Morning was a pure treasure though. I hope you will enjoy it.
Thank you for your attention, may the Topshit be with you!
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18 June, 2020 at 10:16

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Wet Plate Collodion project, A New Earth, Vlog #89

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In this vlog I’m sharing with you the process of creation of the fourth plate in my project A New Earth. The project is a post-apocalyptic New Deal with mother nature. The project A New Earth is inspired with the work of Ana Mendieta, Eckhart Tolle and of course Alan Watts. The next vlog will be about the making of albumen and carbon prints from these negatives.
This vlog is supported by 132 patreons and I could not be able to do this without their support. In each vlog, I draw one lucky patreon and send him or her additional gift. This time is Katie Brittie from Dallas, Texas, USA.

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Carbon print from a collodion negative

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Last two weeks I worked really a lot, but the vlog I’ve limited only to my passion for carbon printing. I’m already preparing for the new episode. Tonight suppose to be snowing and tomorrow morning I’m in the woodlands making plates!

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27 February, 2020 at 11:57

Life of a photographer / vlog #83

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This is an eclectic diary from the past week, being an artist, is a serious job! I hope you’ll enjoy it and please let me know if it was bearable the gopro footage and the sound. I know it’s challenging on certain occasions.

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10 February, 2020 at 22:35

Carbon Print from a Film Negative / vlog #81

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In the vlog #81 I’ve learned that I can’t push expired film to the density I would want to see. From the fresh film I’ve easily got a good negative and from that negative I’ve made a great carbon print. Now I’ll make a carbon kits and send them to my greatest supporters from, so they can make a carbon print for themselves. Soon it’ll be available for the public.

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1 February, 2020 at 10:02

Rhythm in a photobook – Light Mood

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In the 76th episode of Topshit Photography, I’ve layed out my book Light Mood and I’m sharing with you the creative process of creating a rhythm in the book. It’s rather long vlog, but you will be the judge if it was worth of your attention. Please let me know.

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19 November, 2019 at 10:31

Publishing a Photo-Book!

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Ladies and gentleman,
I’ve pulled the leaver, thrown the dice, pushed the button, crashed the piggy bank, all that before I’ll kick the bucket. The printing process of my new book has started to roll and it’ll be working on it every day until it’s finished, presumably by the end of November 2019.

This is my first vlog in the series about the making of the book Light Mood. In this vlog I’m announcing the project and describing my concept and the basic thought processes how the photos were made and how I’m planning to approach the making of the book.

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I thank to Anže Grabeljšek for the help editing this vlog.

Written by Borut Peterlin

7 November, 2019 at 10:57