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Video teaser about the new theater performance of Anton Podbevšek Teater

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Dear topshit readers of topshit blog,
I do keep focus of this blog on wet plate collodion process, but I’m receiving many questions sort of. OK, you do this 19th Century mambo jambo photography, but what you do for a living? On these questions I politely explain that I tried my career as an artist, I tried as a bureaucrat, I did my best as a carpenter, but only until a friend of mine introduce me to the art of human trafficking (Slovenia’s border is EU’s Schengen border), I finally have enough resources, to devote my time to wet plate collodion process and other 19th Century photographic techniques.

But seriously, since I’m “fortunate” enough to live in Slovenia, that is a micro market, I’ve been forced to learn just about everything that you can do with a camera. One of my three regular clients is also Anton Podbevšek Teater for which I’m mainly doing photography, but since cameras are recording also video, I started to play with that just as well. Now I’m hired to make also video teasers that are promoting theater performances on youtube, facebook and other social networking. This is my best video teaser so far. Words are really important, but even if you don’t speak the proper language, you will get the idea from visuals and music. I devoted extra attention to artist’s statements. I’ve made like 15 minutes of interviews and then I’ve carefully chosen 3 x 30 seconds of statements that perfectly fit visuals.

So the point of this post is that if you take an extra effort, you have another product to sell and support your behaviour disorder that wet plate collodion definitely is.

But bottom line is that this theater performance can not be missed and they have a show on 11th,12th,13th of October 2013. At 20.00. In Anton Podbevšek Teater.

Written by Borut Peterlin

9 October, 2013 at 09:24

Today’s premiere of avantgarde theater Anton Podbevšek Teater

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Today is a premiere of a theater show Paradigma Italo Calvino – smer: Nevidna mesta by an avantgarde theater Anton Podbevšek Teater. The building of the theater is under renovation so they made this show in a storage hall of pharmaceutical company Krka d.d. Here is a glimpse of their art. It’s very inspiring to witness a work of creation by such a dedicated team of artists orchestrated by Matjaž Berger. More info on their SITE.

Krka d.d., Skladišče končnih izdelkov Gotna vas, Novo mesto, Slovenia
Premiere: 27 December 2010 at 20:00
Also: 28, 29, 30 December 2010 at 20:00

Danes je premiera gledališke predstave Paradigma Italo Calvino – smer: Nevidna mesta, gledališča Anton Podbevšek Teater. Ker prenavljajo stavbo Anton Podbevšek Teatra, so tokratno predstavo priredili v skladišču farmacevtske tovarne Krka d.d. Tu je utrinek iz njihovih vaj. Zelo navdihujoče je bili priča delu tako predanega tima umetnikov, pod taktirko režiserja Matjaža Bergerja. Več informacij na njihovi strani.

New Striptiz portrait – Nataša Živkovič

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Nataša živkovič - foto Borut Peterlin 20100517_9145

This is a new portrait for Striptiz rubric of Mladina weekly. Nataša Živkovič is an emerging actresses that recently had her first solo theater performance in which she invited her mother to play. I did this portraits in Tivoli park in Ljubljana. I used two Balcar flashes, one with honeycomb, one with softbox, powered by Elektrona’s Flash feeder and NIkon D3. Tjaša Zajc assisted me. Thx!

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Portrait of Primož Ekart and Štefka Drolc, actors of theater show Ella

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Primož Ekart and Štefka Drolc are legends of Slovenian theater. Few days ago they had a premiere of cult theater show Ella of author Herbert Achternbusch in Cankarjev dom.

Ella theater show is super charged with emotions and I was confronted how to picture that. Primož Ekart is playing son of Ella and he is her memory in a form of a voice in her head. Also scenography of Ella is really nice, sort of chicken cage and I was tempted to take a shortcut and use it for the picture, but then Primož commented that the scenography was photographed many times and if I have my own idea I should stick with it. When I was driving to Ljubljana I visualized a portrait lit from behind with minimum depth of field. I wanted a picture that is uncomfortable to watch, sort of charged with emotions. Text will be written by Deja Crnović and published by Mladina weekly next Friday.

Zvezdana Mlakar and Jure Henigman in a theater show Vincent River

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For Mladina‘s creative portrait rubric Striptiz I did a portrait of famous Zvezdana Mlakar and Jure Henigman. They have a theater show Vincent River in theater Glej.

For this portrait I had an unrest. I’m in the not the most creative period of my life. I failed to prepare for a Frankfurt book fair that will happen next week and that is a big blow for me. I’m not making any excuses. Anyhow I didn’t had a good idea how to photograph them, but two hours before the shoot I visited flower shop and Glej theater. I like flower shop, but it was too much of everything. I wanted clean scenography. Something simple, so all attention will be on actors. I decided to do it in Glej theater. I saw a shadow on the floor that was casting by one pillar. I liked that dark shadow on dark wall and I was inspired by that. I thought I could build up something with black on black. Oh… I didn’t mention that Vincent river is really heavy psychological drama between two actors, full of love, hate and FEAR. So I liked the black on black visual element. 20 min before the shoot I was preparing for the shoot and on the end I even simplified the idea and did a picture as you see it. I used 200 mm lens and three flashes. One on the wall, one discretely on Jure’s face and one with softbox on Zvezdana Mlakar. It’s is great to photograph actors. I usually just prepare the surrounding and actors will make a picture with their expressions.

Written by Borut Peterlin

7 October, 2008 at 22:39