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Kewdr underground club

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Joko Ono, marathon of Radio Student in club Kewdr, Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia.

Yesterday I visited the Kewdr club where Štef, the president of Punk Kura is the man. That night was scheduled an event Club’s Marathon of Radio Student where they pick six best young bands in Slovenia and then they tour in different clubs. It happened that this was the best Hardcore / Punk / Rock gig ever! Bends THE HOAX PROGRAM and Joko Ono were playing on full and public went bizerk and I couldn’t stop taking pictures! I think the picture above is the best concert image I’ve ever done! It reminds me on a famous picture of Garry Winogrand / Austin, Texas, 1974 (LINK), where he caught the chaos on the field and every player is in the frame.

For photographers: If you like the color cast of the images, I’ve made a preset for it and you can peek in my receipt and download it HERE. I guess you will use it more often then I will since I rarely photograph concerts and even if I do I mix a new preset based on the general light and mood. Leave a feedback, though.

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Ljubljana in Le Monde / Text by Brina Svit, photo by Borut Peterlin

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Last week I was assigned by Le Monde or it’s Saturday’s supplement M le magazine du Monde, to illustrate a text on Ljubljana by Brina Svit. It is my first publication in Le Monde and I’m super excited about it. Not only because of Le Monde, but also because I’m illustrating text of Brina Svit, the famous Slovenian writer.

One more thing… I’m investing quite a lot of resources and time in my on-line presence and yes Jean-Christophe, I am extraverted, but that’s not the point… What do I want to say is, that I’ve studied photography abroad (CZ, I, UK) and although I live in Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, I still consider myself a part of European photography scene, even though I’m far from it’s frontiers and even further away from it’s centers. So when I get assigned from abroad I know a client stumble upon my work because of my portfolio site, my flickr account, my behance network, my facebook activity, my blog…

But to be stumbled upon is one thing, to get assigned is another. I bought my site at aphotofolio and now I do have more success with assignments as well. On the end of the day it’s a sign that it might be worth to spend some time for on-line promotion. Not to mention that my extraverted side is indulged (indulged – I like that word) and happy as a radio.

Last but not least, few days ago I received a magazine Scania World, for which I was assigned via Appelberg agency.

Rock and Roll!!!

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Photo of the week (Vizjak, Tanko, Janša and Hrovat)

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Yesterday I covered a political event. Since I’m not photoeditor at Mladina weekly anymore, I’m assigned to do more interviews then mainstream political events. This was not an important political event, it was just a local event of a public tribune of SDS party. President Janša and SDS party are right wing political orientated, very much against everything that might rhyme with past times in Yugoslavia, but their acts, rhetoric (and iconography) is very similar to communism, a party where their president Janez Janša begun his political career. In this picture they look like a leaders of Soviet Union isn’t. Photography sometimes does say more then words.

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11 October, 2011 at 12:34

New refurbished site + Striptiz portraits collection + New project Tour de Dayton

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New website www.borutpeterlin.com

Dear readers of my blog,
I’m proud to announce that I’ve refurbished my site www.borutpeterlin.com, sort my collection of Striptiz creative portraits and upload my new project Tour de Dayton. Don’t miss my artist statement, I hope it’s a memorable one. Enjoy it in full screen resolution (bottom left corner) and make yourself a PDF portfolio from my images and download it! Pictures are still copyrighted, though.
Please let me know what you think and share the info in your social network.

PS: I’m using APhotofolio service for two years now and guys are great. I wrote them so many questions and requests, that we became friends and next summer we’re going together to an FKK camp in Mali raj, Dolenje Polje, Slovenia!

From Kaunas photo festival in Lithuania

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Last week I was in Lithuania at Kaunas Photo festival where I exhibited my Flower Power images upon invitation of Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. We’ve met at Viena Portfolio Review (a report from Vienna). The festival was great, I met so many great people from all over the world, exhibitions were great, I loved their evening talks and Kaunas Photo Star projection. My Flower Power exhibition looked fantastic. Organizers of the exhibition Mindaugas Kavaliauskas and Donatas Stankevičius did a fantastic job. The exhibition was in the Kaunas botanical garden, indoors and also outdoors. It was really great to see my pictures among flowers, trees, bushes 🙂

Eric Freedman, an associate professor of Journalism and a Pulitzer Prize-winner wrote an article on my exhibition. YOU GOT TO READ IT. His blog is so well written, I would like to be his student!

Few more images from the festival:

New 5am pictures from Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania

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On Wednesday I took a train to Lithuania, to Kaunas Photo festival where I’m exhibiting my Flower Power project. My itinerary was that I should change a train at Warsaw East, but train was one hour late and the connection to Lithuania was at Warsaw Central. I showed even my itinerary to conductor but he just read Warsaw East, so I missed the train for Lithuania. Women at information office didn’t spoke English or German, so I tried to communicate in Russian. I never learned Russian, but I speak Slovenian, Serbian, Czech and I then I mix all together and try to communicate in “Russian” 🙂 It worked several times, but it did not this time. I took a train to Białystok hoping for a connection further, but without luck. I was stuck in Poland for a day with a huge headache. I took a room at the hotel and rest whole day. I decided that next morning I’ll take beautiful images at 5am and that will turn the whole incident into jackpot for my photography. I’m not superstitious, but this is one of the ways to get trough stressful situations in a decent manner. So above are images from Czech Republic (in train), Białystok / Poland and Kaunas / Lithuania and you judge if my tactics work 🙂
Link to my project 5am
LINK of the trip.

Written by Borut Peterlin

27 August, 2011 at 09:49

Fotopub 2011 – interview with Mike Lusmore and Rebecca Harley

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Fotopub festival of documentary photography is starting in ten days and this is an interview with mentors for multimedia Mike Lusmore and Rebecca Harley from UK.
Links: http://www.fotopub.com
http://www.rebeccaharley.com/
http://www.mikelusmore.com/

PS: Few days ago I’ve forgot to embed a video podcast on Mladina’s special issue “Interviews 2011“. I’ve updated the post and if you didn’t saw it on Youtube or on Facebook, I recommend to check it out. LINK.

New set of portraits for Mladina’s summer issue “Interviews 2011”

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Mladina issued a special summer issue “Interviews 2011”. I’ve made these portraits. I hope you’ll like the portraits, the videolog and the reading. Don’t forget to rate & comment. THX, B5
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A video podcast an insight of my Tour de Dayton project

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A video podcast an insight of my Tour de Dayton work in progress project.

Fotopub 2011 / enroll now, learn for eternity

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Fotopub festival of documentary photography 2011 from Dušan Josip Smodej on Vimeo.

Fotopub Festival of documentary photography is starting soon! See you there!