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Wet Plate Collodion Selfie – vlog #45

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In this vlog I’ve made two self portraits on wet plate collodion negative and I’ve printed them on silver-gelatin paper, toned with sulfide toner. In this vlog is also a photo-challenge. Participate, comment, share, support and topshit happens!

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My new atelier! / Topshit Photography Vlog #37

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My dearest followers,
this year 2018 is not slowing down and in this vlog I’m presenting to you my new space. It’s a former railway station freshly refurbished. The other location that I had was only for one year, so now this is the new place. It’s in Straža, the town where I have grown up.

Now I’m planning how to design the space, picking colors, looking for antique furniture. I’m planning to make few furniture pieces by myself. As a kid of 12+ years I loved the wood making process, so why not save some money and build stuff.

About the cottage in the vlog. I would love to buy it and although I could afford it, I am afraid I might get myself spread too thinly. Perhaps it’s time for crowdfunding? Perhaps it is, but it’s very likely that in half a year, it will be even better time. Perhaps I will get a partner or few of them and we can share ownership over the cottage. Everything is possible. But step at the time. My dear friend Damijan is a very successful businessman and he is sharing with me business secrets. Ones I was explaining him my projects, he told me that the successful businessman is the one who has the discepline to decide which project he/she will NOT do. I will eventually buy a cottage, perhaps this one, perhaps some other, but now it is not the time for it. Oh… I didn’t win lottery, we’ve sold our house, so…

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17 February, 2018 at 14:32

Exhibition in Vienna / Topshit Photography Vlog #36

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Life takes time, I tell you! This vlog is quite eclectic from posting books, fixing my car, making some albumen prints, having exhibition opening in Vienna and most importantly, having fun with kids!

In my following week I’m getting new atelier. It’s going to be topshit indeed! It’s going to be at a railway station! 50 meters from beautiful river bank and I’m planning to have one or two wagons in front of it. The wagons will be a gallery space. On top of that our house is about to be sold, so I will buy a cottage in woodland.

That and lots more in the next episode of Topshit Photography Vlog!

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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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I broke my glass negative!!!

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Skuza me, but this video is pretty long, like 12 minutes, but I’ve been very productive the past month. I know, I should make three vlogs, but I just haven’t found time. Anyway, here is the new vlog and some images that I’ve listed on eBay.  Tomorrow very early morning I’m driving to Italian Gorizia, where I teach at University, hand made photography, of course, so this post will be super short. Short post and long video. Don’t forget to press like, subscribe and of course bid!

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Exhibition in Bratislava during Month of Photography

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During Month of Photography in Bratislava I was invited by Gallery Photon, to exhibit in the gallery of Embassy of Republic Slovenia. I decided to try something different, to present my work in old windows. I’m presenting a very intimate story of fears and delights being a parent and the window frames are emphasising hand made craft of my photographs and the effect of looking through window inside. I was very satisfied with the effect although needless to say I was full of doubts if this will actually work or make sense. I hope you agree, it does work.

I really wanted to exhibit this project, because as a teenager I saw the exhibition of Sally Mann and her project Immediate Family and this was for me very important personal motivation. Not only her work inspired me to photograph my family, but also it was in Sally Mann’s work I first time saw a 19th Century hand made photography used in contemporary art. On top of that, I am in the middle of divorce and setting up this work was so painful. I was totally ambushed by emotions from the past, while working on the exhibition. You don’t see that in the video, of course, but photographs are full of it.

Thank you to Gallery Photon, Dejan Sluga, Miha Colner, Embassy of R. Slovenia in Bratislava, Month of Photography in Bratislava and of course my family, Lučka, Brina and Alenka Peterlin.

On THIS link you can see the gallery of the images.

Here is a video few years old, where I’m talking about A Father’s Tale project, early version of the project.