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Red Star T-shirt – Mladinina mikica z rdečo zvezdo

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Last week I had to make an advertisement for Mladina’s new T-shirt with a red star. Lately in the peak of recession when Slovenia is mentioned to be the sixth EU country that will need to ask for financial help, Prime Minister Janša started his campaign to trivialize National Liberation Front (Red star) and his right wing colleagues are openly glorifying Hitler’s collaborators Domobranci. Mladina decided to start selling the T-shirts with red star and trusted me to make a good picture for their campaign. My first idea was to go to Dolenjski muzej and on the exhibition dedicated to partisan resistance find some appropriate angle around guns. But guns were all in show windows and that was not possible. I decided I’ll make a very simple image and use the wall with names of over 3000 fallen partisans, activists and victims of o fascistic violence. I’m really happy that this photograph is not only opposing stupid remarks that Slovene Home Guard (Domobranci) soldiers who pledged their service to Hitler and were capturing allied pilots and handing them to SS, were fighting for democracy, but also reminding what red star really represents in history. If you want to buy one HERE is the link.

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Prejšen teden sem naredil reklamno fotografijo za Mladinino novo mikico z rdečo zvezdo. KOt veste, na višku recesije, ko je Slovenija omenjana kot potencaialno šesta država, ki bo prisiljena prostiti EU za finančno pomoč, je Premier Janša začel svojo kampanijo za razvrednotenje pomena narodno osvobodilnega boja in simbola rdeče zvezde. Kot veste, so janševci začeli na glas propagirati hitlerjance in Mladina se je odločila, da naredi mikico z rdečo zvezdo. Meni so zaupali, da naredim fotografijo, ki bo uporabljena za oglase. Moja prva ideja je bila, da bi šel v Dolenjski muzej in na razstavi NOB našel nek zorni kot kjer bi lahko posnel mikico in orožje. Na mojo žalost je bilo vse atraktivno orožje v izložbi, ki je nisem mogel odpreti, tako sem se odločil, da naredim popolnoma enostavno fotko, ob spominski plošči, kjer so imena padlih partizanov, aktivistov in drugih žrtev okupatorskega nasilja. Na ta način fotografija nasprotuje fiktivni ideji, da so se hitlerjanci borili za demokracijo, ampak tudi izpostavlja kaj je rdeča zvezda resnično pomenila ljudem!

Če jo hočete naročiti, je tu POVEZAVA do nje.

Written by Borut Peterlin

16 July, 2012 at 15:56

New cover of Mladina weekly

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Today’s coverpage of Mladina weekly. Creative director: Robert Botteri, Graphic design: Ivian Kan, Photo: Borut Peterlin
For my foreign friends; Current Slovenian government with PM Janša did ban the partisan’s star from national celebrations and at the same time is trying to apologize the Hitler’s collaborator’s Domobranci. Cukjati even read in Slovenian parliament Domobran’s pledge to Hitler on their birthday during II.WW. So this is why I’ve build the stake and burn the star, as yiou do in this new “Middle Ages”.

With my father we were building one hour this stack and making the star and when I light the fire it was all over in 20 seconds. The star was made out of cardboard so it caught fire right away. For the cover I made a montage of two shots. Here they are:

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Written by Borut Peterlin

29 June, 2012 at 10:05

A video podcast an insight of my Tour de Dayton project

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A video podcast an insight of my Tour de Dayton work in progress project.

Flower Power and Vladimir Putin

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Regular readers of my blog know well my Flower Power project that is a personal rebellion against politics and news-photojournalistic-safaris. Instead glorifying politicians I’m focusing on plants and degrading politicians on disturbing background. It was exhibited on 6th U3 Slovenian art triennial in Gallery of Modern Art in Ljubljana, which I consider a Rock and Roll achievement. Yesterday Vladimir Putin was visiting Slovenia and I’ve made this pictures of beautiful plants. I hope you will enjoy it and let Flower Power be with you.

Redni bralci mojega bloga poznajo serijo Flower Power, kjer kot osebni protest proti politiki in novičarskim-fotosafarijem, fotografiram cvetlične aranžmaje in namesto, da bi glorificiral velmožje, jih degradiram na moteče ozadje. Serija je bila razstavljena na U3 – trienale sodobne umetnosti v Sloveniji v Moderni galeriji, kar si štejem za čisti rok in rol dosežek! Včeraj je bil Vladimir Putin na obisku in naredil sem te čudovite botanične fotke. Upam, da vam bodo všeč in naj vas Flower Power spremlja.

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A resignation of Zoran Thaler, a Member of the Europarliament

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Yesterday Zoran Thaler, a Member of the Europarliament resigned because of allegations of bribing by Sunday Times. I think it was the only proper decision to be made and I’m sure that the investigation will clarify his true motifs. If I was cooperating with some doggy lobbying company to discover their dirty game, I would definitely ask for help or if I would think that I can do it on my own, I would secretly record the conversation, or gather some other evidence on my own. Only fact that goes in behalf of Thaler is that he didn’t issue an invoice. Perhaps he is always issue late, as I am, with issuing invoices. Perhaps he had a second thought about where this is going, perhaps he was more cautious then other MP’s that were more clearly caught. The fact that he didn’t want to answer journalistic questions and he walked away, proves to me, that he knows his defense is leaking from all sides.

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Včeraj je Zoran Thaler, poslanec evropskega parmalenta odstopil, po obtožbah o podkupovanju s strani Sunday Timesa. To je bila edina sprejemljiva poteza z njegove strani in upam, da bo nadaljna preiskava razkrila njegove prave motive. Če bi jaz sodeloval z neko mutno lobistično firmo, z namenom, da razkrijem njihovo umazano igro, potem bi vsekakor prosil za pomoč, ali če bi že mislil, da lahko zadevo sam izpeljem, bi tajno posnel pogovor ali zbral kak drug dokazni material. Edino dejstvno, ki gre v prid Thalerju, je da ni izdal računa za njegove “storitve”. Morda je vedno pozen pri izdajanju računov, kot sem tudi sam, morda ga je vest spekla in se je zavedal kam vse to vodi, morda pa je samo bolj pretkan, kot sta bila ostala poslanca, ki sta se ujela na limance. Dejstvo, da ni želel odgovarjati na novinarska vprašanja, mi govori, da se zaveda, da njegova obramba pušča z vseh strani.

PS: Jure Godler solved the mystery of missing 100.000 EUR!

New cover page of Mladina weekly

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Photography: Borut Peterlin, Graphic design Ivian Mujezinovič Kan, Creative director Robert Botteri

Here is a new cover page of today’s Mladina weekly. Anybody who is photographing news photography in Slovenia knows how difficult is to caught J.J. off guard, to catch a gesture that is expressing something more, then just a straight portrait from a news event. It was a split second moment and I had to avoid a flag on a table. I’m attaching a light-box.
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Written by Borut Peterlin

18 February, 2011 at 08:29

Adolf Hitler survived?!?

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Global monthly 2010/12

Here is the cover page of tomorrow’s issue of Global monthly in which we gather most interesting articles from newspapers around the world. In this issue we’ve focused on Germany and Russia. I’m really happy with the cover, a photomontage by Polish photographer Andrjez Dragan (Check his site). Picture supplied by profimedia.cz, Ferrari

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Single pictures from single moments

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When I started with photography I was, like everyone, photographing everything that caught my eye. From nature, portraits, car, girls, parties, buildings, flowers, animals, younameit,… Then I become a professional and I was photographing on assignments, projects, themes, clients, younameit,… and a decade later I realized that most of spontaneity and excitement is gone. I’m overflooded by commercial and professional assignments, so in my free time I don’t think on photography any more. And that used to be my main, most fun, most exciting, most inspirational occupation. I remember I couldn’t sleep at night because I was to impatient to wait for a dawn. Now I’m all stressed out from photography.

But this is normal. To be sure your lens is in focus, you need to go over the best focused point into unsharpness and then move focus back a little. I’m happy I crossed the point when my talent was in maximum focus and now I’m in unsharp area. Time to readjust my settings 🙂

Here are few single pictures from single moments, without any great concept to save the world or to sell it to someone. This pictures are just for fun.

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V petek izzide nov mesečnik Global

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Nov mesecnik: Global
This is the first issue of new monthly magazine Global, issued by Mladina d.d.
Editor in chief: Marcel Štefančič
Graphic design: Zvone Kukec
Photo editor: Borut Peterlin

It’s a collection of best articles from all over the world. From New York Times, Guardian, Corriera della Sera, Die Zeit, younameit,… My favourite article is an interview with Fidel Castro. Amazingly, in retrospect Castro is very critical to some of his own judgments in the Cuban Missile Crisis and also very critical to Ahmadinejad. Not to mention when Fidel breaks few jokes on his role as a dictator. No doubt, you can not afford to miss it.

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28 October, 2010 at 08:39

Pictures of DMP band & concert tomorrow

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DMP band will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a big concert at Kino Šiška and I had two photoshoots for that occasion. The brief was to build composition on faces, but this week I’ll make their portrait in my creative manner on a cemetery. I found a guitar in a trash bin on the street and I took it with me. I’ll destroy it for the shoot, but I still dont know how. For this shots I hired Studio Bomba (Aljoša Rebolj) and pictures on dark background I’ve shot outside at night.
Their concert is tomorrow, 20.9.2010 @ 20.00 @ Kino Šiška.

PS: for the first picture I used two 1500 Ws flashes for the background and four flashes with snooth grid on their faces. I shot them from outside the studio almost from the street with 200mm lens.

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