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After Fotopub festival

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A group picture participants and mentors of Fotopub 2012 festival. Photo: Borut Peterlin & Miša Keskenović

Last week we had the 12th edition of Fotopub festival with many exhibitions, lectures and foremost workshops. All together we had 61 participants of different workshops. Miša Keskenović and myself we were running a workshop of Wet Plate Collodion photographic technique. Everything went well and smooth and here are few pictures that we’ve made on the workshop. We had 11 participants working with five cameras, from my Kodak Folding Brownie 3A, Plaubel 13x18cm, Shen Hao 4×5″, antique wooden camera 18 x 24cm to Miša’s mammoth camera 40x40cm. We had two sets of chemicals so the work was really intense and people created many, many plates that they took home. On the last day we decided that we’ll be making more weekend workshops on alternative printing process from gum-print, cyanotype, salt print, albumen print to digital print and camera obscura. fun, fun, fun…

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My best photo-movie / Fotopub Festival 2011

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This is a photo-movie I’ve done at the Fotopub festival, multimedia workshop tutored by Mike Lusmore and Rebecca Harley. For you who don’t understand the proper language, I know subtitles are not “reader friendly”, but I’ll fix that soon.
As for a Fotopub assessment, I thought I know something about multimedia, but I learned just how little do I know. I learned hugely about sound, how to recored it properly, edit it, narrative of sound recording and of course how to stick it together in a photo-movie. I find photo-movie a really huge genre that I’m planning to devote my attention also in the future (so much fun).

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.

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!

Visual poetry in the meantime

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Before I start blogging about my portraiture again, let me use this opportunity and publish some pictures that are done in the meantime or as JC would put it Out of series – series (unfortunately he doesn’t have that series on his site anymore). Pictures are taken in Slovenia, Croatia and Italy.

Oh… If you’re interested in one really great festival in Lithuania here’s their call for entries Kaunas Photo Star 2011. A link to PDF.

Written by Borut Peterlin

26 May, 2011 at 14:50

Twitter Fest / Ljubljana / creative portrait of the crew

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In this issue of Mladina there is a creative portrait of a crew standing behind a Twitter Festival in Ljubljana, called Ljubljana Twestival 2011. For this portrait I was assigned to do a group portrait and I did that, but I was interested if I can make a more symbolic picture, so this is the result.

Antonin Kratochvil, ty vole…

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Yesterday there was a talk by Antonin Kratochvil and Markus Bleasdale (agency VII), in Ljubljana organized by SPP. It was a really cool night and I give both a catalog of my Flower Power project. Antonin was a bit ill, but his witty humor was sparking throughout the night. I talk with Antonin in Czech and told him that word “ty vole” is much cooler then fuck. Antonin, ty vole, asked me to sign a catalog for him 🙂 It was a short night sleep, but I woke up inspired.

PS: I’ll try to publish Anotnin’s portrait in Striptiz creative portraits rubric in Mladina weekly, although it’ll take some effort, because I’m not photoeditor anymore.

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Festival City of Women creatively portrayed by B5

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Festival City of Women in Ljubljana, Slovenia, photographed by BorutPeterlin.com 20101011_0060

Festival City of Women is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As they said feminism is not their leitmotif, but they do want to shed a light on art produced by women. My idea was simple, to bet on stereotypical male aesthetic of lets say mafia gang, dress them black and finally ask them to draw mustaches. Does it work? In the Mladina weekly it’ll be printed across a half page so it’ll be large enough to see mustaches.

I illuminate them with Nikon SB800 and SB900. I used Nikon lens 14-24mm and Nikon D3.
Comment, rate…
thx,
B5

Novomeška pomlad 90 years after

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Sorry guys, for not blogging for so long. I was working really hard. Successfully. I’ll blog more in next few days. Here are some pictures from last weekend where we organized a series of cultural events to honor a 90th anniversary of beginning of avantgarde in Slovenia. As a new Striptiz portrait I’m publishing a group picture of IRWIN painter group.
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What would we do without an army – a short film from Fotopub 2010

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This is a video that I’ve made on Fotopub workshop under mentorship of Anna Stevens and Ervin Hladnik Milharčič. Anna Stevens is responsible for multi-vision production of PANOS pictures and Ervin Hladnik Milharčič is a journalistic legend. I learn greatly working with Anna and her direction in narration of movie and technical tips were really valuable. Ervin Hladnih Milharčič had a workshop on how to write a reportage and although I didn’t succeed in writing a reportage text, I used his tips in shaping narration of the story. One of his great tips was to write a reportage in a shape of scorpion. First pair of pincers to grab readers attention, followed (organically) with the rest of the body; head, body, legs and on the end a sting, that in reportage should be something worth remembering. I made this video with that in mind. I intend to develop it more, since it’s going along with a petition of Mladina weekly to demilitarize Slovenia.

I used Nikon D3s, iMovie, Garage Band and QuickTime.