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Simon Perez and Flower Power project

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I made a new picture for my Flower Power project. Last week Simon Peres was in Slovenia and I made this Flower Power images. First one is the best. Bodyguards guarding Flower and not president Peres. Great that I have Simon Peres in my FLOWER POWER bouquet along with George Bush, Angela Merkel, Ban KiMoon, DalajLama, Romano Prodi and Janez Drnovšek many others.

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About Flower Power article by Marcel Štefančič in Mladina weekly

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Mladina 25/2010 an article about flower power project
Mladina 25/2010 an article about flower power project

In this issue of Mladina weekly there are four pages devoted to my Flower Power project that was exhibited at U3 – 6th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia written by Marcel Štefančič. It’s a really great text and I recommend. Leave some comment if you read it.

In the past I exhibited my work also in Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Museum Doland in Shanghai, Host Gallery in London, but this exhibition is surely the peak of my artistic career. This is the most I can do at the moment and I’m damn happy with the result. I’m receiving great critics from various people. Yesterday Majda Širca, Minister of Culture introduce me to Samuel Žbogar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and he was delighted with my picture of him (HERE).

What’s next step? The Flower power exhibition in Slovenian parliament at the end of this year and a book…

Here are few more souvenir pictures from the U3 opening night.
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links may 2008

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Next week a cycling race Tour de Slovenie will be going on. Their site sucks but more about it is on Siol Sportal. I’m tempted to cover one day of the event. Not because pictures like THAT, but because of work Chris de Bode and his project Tour de Monde.

I like Daryl Lang’s video posts from PDN New York Photo festival of photography in New York

There is also interesting blog Wonderful Machine of Photo rep, who’s photographers won some awards on the NY festival.

Fotopub festival 2008 is at final stage of preparation. Please don’t miss the Thursday Award application! It’s open for everybody. This years Fotopub will rock!!! So many great mentors + great guests! Also Tiziana Faraoni a picture of L’espresso will come and some really important people from the industry expressed their wish to visit, Jon the editor from Foto8 said to make a review of Fotopub, like he did for Foto Espana.

There are some interesting portals that I need to sign up and expose my work. I recommend you to do the same. Please let me know for more sites like this.
Photo Lucida portfolio reviews
The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant sounds very interesting. I’ll send my Flower Power project proposal to expanded worldwide
Fondazione Claudio Buziol is a portal promoting creative authors. Main man is Renzo di Renzo former chief of Fabrica.

Very good portals for Photography
Photography now
Lightstalkers have so much information I almost drown.

Blogres 2008, congress of bloggers will happen in two weeks

Last but not least… fun photography at
Color Wars 2008
PS: Levallois–Epson Photography Award deadline 31.7.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

7 June, 2008 at 16:09

Do I have MA in photography for daily flash 4 cash news???

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Wedesday it’s super cooper busy day in photo-editorial. I hope we will not change the cover, because that means hell for me. Imagine to look for the person with the person in certain gesture in our notorious photoarchive that contains more then 350.000 pictures and mostly they do not have a proper caption or keywords. That’s my heritage and my destiny to sort it out.

Today I covered a visit of our finance minister Andrej Bajuk in Mercator. It’s basically one of those flash for cash situation, although it did brought very strange twist later that day. When I started to cover this kind of daily news events thequestion was echoing my mind… Is it because of that I was studying all those years???

Well… now I can proudly say YES!

In the beginning it was really driving me insane, but quite soon I discoverd a way out. I was thinking OK… Either you can feel sorry how crappy pictures you have to take or you can do something about it. So I start to dig… I ask myself what do you see? I see politicians I see photographers jumping around, PR persons directing press to behave as obedient herd. Next question was what I don’t see? Hm…. Tough one. Tough questions have tendencies for sorting by itself. So one day I shot a picture from a difficult angle and on a picture a flower was covering half of politicians face. FANTASTIC! In all this circus nobody notice FLOWER BUQUETS!!! As a rebelious teenager I realize my time has come to settle the score with all those PR people who are stuffing me and my collegues in a herd, feeding me with what they want to be seen.

I decided to start a personal war entitled FLOWER POWER and here are few pictures, that are already pointing that this mutiny is leading to a better happier and brighter future. This time it’s personal! The title of pictures will be a name of a flower in latin. For all you who don’t know Slovenian public figures I’ll make an exception and write what is the PR event.

president Drnovšek
A buquet Pinkalis Rosis (with President of Slovenia Janez Drnovšek)

Alijev during the speach
A buquet of pincaris pastoralis with trakomalis and somethingalis (with speach of President of Azerbajdjan Ilhan Alijev at Strategic forum BLED 2006)

Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Dimitrij Rupel
A buquet of Lovelis Rosis-Orangelis (joining also Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Minister of foreign affairs Dimitrij Rupel)

Miss Slovenia Iris Mulej
A tree Smallis Treesis (with Miss of Slovenia Iris Mulej at far right)

bajuk in Debeljak v Mercatorju
A vase with Plantus Largis Leavesis (Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is greated by a hand of director of Mercator Žiga Debeljak)

Franci Slak in Debeljak
Branchysis Spheris Treeisis (Franci Slak, a member of NSI party and Žiga Debeljak a director of Mercator)

Last picture I don’t fancy too much, but that is the picture that I’ve mentioned at the start. I received strange call from somebody who’s name will remain anonymus and he/she ask me not to publish a picture of Franci Slak in Mercator. I don’t know if it’s a problem of Franci Slak being together with Žiga Debeljak
Slak & Debeljak

or being together with Andrej Bajuk and Žiga Debeljak?
Bajuk, Debeljak & Slak

The worst thing is that I don’t know who the bleep is Franci Slak or what have he done that he’s not popular in Mercator. I guess I’ll find out soon. As I said I’m interested by this blog phenomena and lets see how long it will take to be asked why have I publish the picture? BYTW today 298 people visited my blog. Thank you guys!

Written by Borut Peterlin

21 September, 2006 at 00:01