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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.

The pre-order of the book is available on my site:
https://www.borutpeterlin.com/shop/

My other photobook vlogs are on this link:

To support this video production, you may become my monthly patreon at:
https://www.patreon.com/borutpeterlin

Or send a direct donation to https://www.paypal.me/borutpeterlin

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

Written by Borut Peterlin

7 November, 2019 at 10:57

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)

Written by Borut Peterlin

10 January, 2018 at 13:49

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 version of my 5am book project

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OK, if you know me or follow me for more then a week, then you’re probably familiar with my project 5am, a series of photographs taken around 5am around different places in the world. It’s my love affair with light.

Books that I've done with my photography. These are mainly handmade books, ten of them are different versions of 5am project.

Books that I’ve done with my photography. These are mainly handmade books, ten of them are different versions of 5am project.


I’m making this project for last 15 years and I will keep on working on it until it will be published, although that is not the guarantee I will really finish it, since that’s the most beautiful part of the day. It’s the surreal time when the night has finished already, but the day hasn’t started yet. Very intriguing it is. With years it became my morning routine, my walking meditation. I must say that I do not wake up every day at 4:20 and photograph until 5:59, but when I travel, I do my 5am routine and in certain periods I did that every day.

In the video I’m mentioning that the only merit I follow is the question, have I done it the best I can? And this is the only true merit there is. Sure, there are many competitions and just because the main reward has a high recognition and huge numbers of artists apply to it, that does not make it more absolutely objective.

OK, the word objective is a ficticious one, nothing in the universe can be declared as an universal objective thing or process, it does not exist, there are just subjective views and the view that is supported by many people is declared to be an objective one – for that circle of people.

What I’m trying to say is that I do not count how many people agrees with my views and I do not count how many likes have I received (although my mother counts them, so press LIKE!!!), the bottom line is that my personal credo is always to ask myself have I done it the best I could? Of course things can always be done better, but then there are circumstances… Sometimes circumstances are just overwhelming and you can not do it like you imagined to be done. We are not born equal and some of us are just more fortunate then others.

I feel and know that I am the fortunate one. I make my art and although financially is very challenging (read – shitty) I know it’s what I will be doing for the rest of my life. Of course I’m struggling to publish the book and I know that the book which is not published, it’s not a “real” book. But I also know that someday I will publish it. I know that the day when it will be published will happen and when it will happen, I want it to be the best as I could do it.

Let me share an anecdote of Goran Dragić. He is a NBA player coming from Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is super talented player, but when he arrived in NBA, the coach was ignoring him. He didn’t get a chance to play on the court. He was desperate, but he got the best advice from a friend. He said, you are in NBA. Your minutes on court will come. You don’t know if coach will call you at the next game or in half a year, but coach will call and when he will call you you want to be ready! What you can do today, is to train hard, so when your minutes will come, you will be in the best shape possible. The coach left him sitting for almost a year, his nickname became Goran Tragic. It took almost a year, but when the old coach left and the new coach send to play and he proved himself to be one of the best NBA players! His career high was 40 points in 38 minutes!

So the bottom line of this post is that I know the 5am book will be published eventually and when the time will happen, I want to be ready 😉

Let’s finish it with the highlights of the main president Goran Dragić! Goran Dragić.

Written by Borut Peterlin

6 October, 2015 at 22:57

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My photographs for cover pages on books, magazines and a CDs

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I'm proud to present few publications that are wearing my photograph as a cover. Last week Mladina weekly had the main article about how Slovenian government is planning to sold out all assets that the Republic of Slovenia still owns in a very non-transparent way. Shape of the cheese is represanting the shape of Republic Slovenia.

I’m proud to present few publications that are wearing my photograph as a cover. Last week Mladina weekly had the main article about how Slovenian government is planning to sold out all assets that the Republic of Slovenia still owns in a very non-transparent way. Shape of the cheese is represanting the shape of Republic Slovenia.

Writer Vesna Milek wrote a biography of an actor Boris Cavazza and for a book in Serbian language they used my portrait.

Writer Vesna Milek wrote a biography of an actor Boris Cavazza and for a book in Serbian language they used my portrait.

Bottomline is a band from Novo mesto and they asked they used my pictures for the cover of their newly released CD. I already bloged about that very amusing session.

Bottomline is a band from Novo mesto and they used my pictures for the cover of their newly released CD. I already bloged about that very amusing session.

A cookbook with the author on the cover. All stacks were against me for this cover, but I've made it happy and client was ver very happy and so was I!

A cookbook with the author on the cover. All stacks were against me for this cover, but I’ve made it happen and client was ver very happy and when client is happy I’m happy. And my family is happy 🙂

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Written by Borut Peterlin

25 January, 2013 at 00:28

New Striptiz portrait + video with Nikon D3s

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To my series of Striptiz portrait I added a video dimension. I have so much fun with Nikon D3s and Nikon D300s. Here is the portrait and video of the making of this issue of Striptiz portrait in Mladina weekly. For editing of this movie I used Quicktime-pro a software for 35$. I used also garage band to fade out music on the end. If you have any other questions – shoot.

Blurb’s issue with dimensions for softcover

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A photography edit…
By Borut Peterlin

After three days of trying to make a cover for my 5am I finally succeed it! The problem is that their instructions are false. You have a good pdf how to make a soft cover page and then you come to book size calculator and that calculator was telling me that for 144 pages, standard paper, softcover my dimensions for coverpage should be:
Cover Specifications Centimeters
Final exported PDF/X3 should measure (w x h) 35.806 x 17.462

But when I uploaded the message appeared:
For a Square 7×7 inches (18×18 cm) book we are expecting a PDF that is: 992 x 495 points, or 13.778 x 6.875 inches, or 34.995 x 17.462 centimeters
The PDF that you uploaded is: 1015 x 495 points, or 14.097 x 6.875 inches, or 35.806 x 17.462 centimeters

I tried everything and nothing worked. I uploaded 16 versions in three days. Then I decided that I’ll stop messing around with document preferences, trim, bleed, spine and other marks, and I’ll deliver a coverpage of exact measures that error was asking me. I made a pdf, opened it in photoshop (bleed box) and see what size it was. Then I changed the document settings in Indesign. I didn’t wonder why 5 mm change in Indesign is not 5mm change in pdf, but I was just correcting numbers so on the end I had 34.995 cm and PDF was accepted for printing.

I waste a lot of time, but on the end I trained my determination to publish the book in softcovers. It costs €18,95 + €5,37 shipping. This is only Blurb’s production cost and only 18 / 20 copies are available under this price. Click on the book above for more info.