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Posts Tagged ‘Slovenia

A New Earth Project / vlog#96

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Topshit Photography Vlog #96

In this episode of the vlog, I’ve spend five days in the middle of the woodlands, on the hill with the name Far Away Hill (Daleč hrib), Kočevski rog in Slovenia.

In the following episodes I’ll talk more about the concept and the aesthetic of the project, but in this vlog, I wanted to be simple, focused on the beauty, no spoken words.

But here are few pointers for better understanding of my art. Inspired by the work of Ana Mendieta, I perform sort of rituals in the nature, using my body and 170 year old process called wet plate collodion photography. Huge inspiration is also the book of Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth.

Thank you for your attention, may the Topshit be with you!
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Will Linhof Technorama replace the GoPro as an action camera?!?

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Here is the answer you all have been waiting for.

Will Linhof Technorama replace the GoPro as an action camera?!?

To come to the end of this question that is bothering so many, I’ve made a camera test in a kayak! Enjoy and expect more topshit spreading from this direction.
Borut

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11 December, 2018 at 15:34

My atelier is open!!!

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Dear followers,

here is a vlog about my atelier and about the opening. The atelier is located on the train station in Straža, Slovenia. I hope you will like the place and the way we’ve made it happen. Topshit photography adventures are continuing!

A big thanks to
Peter Peterlin (topshit brother)
Anže Grabeljšek
Astrid Grant
Mateja G. Kavšek
Urban Design Group (Tina Antić & Rožle Matko)
Slovenske železnice

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28 April, 2018 at 11:34

This is NOT a Nikon D850 review vlog!

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Dear followers,
This vlog is super eclectic. All my recent vlogs are eclectic, but I think with this one I’ve reached another level of “eclecticism”. Nevertheless I hope you will like it.
The work in atelier is progressing nicely. Lots of work, but beautiful things are being made. Today we’ve installed book shelves from oak wood and that’ll be in the next vlog. Anyway, I’m tired.
Next week I’m ordering Nikon D850, but until then I’ll be borrowing the camera from Nikon Slovenia. Thx Tomaž, Tomo and Rok!

Thank you Ted from The Art of Photography:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETRd7ZmRhpA&t=530s

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Music by
Process – David Cutter Music
Ekans – Molife
Crystal Motions – Tomas Skyldeberg
Stuck In Between 1 – Anders Bothén
More Than Two – Johnny Berglund
Neighbours At Night 1 – Martin Hall
The Mouse Must Die – Jon Björk
Dramatic Drone 17 – Jon Björk

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5 April, 2018 at 22:21

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My new atelier! / Topshit Photography Vlog #37

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My dearest followers,
this year 2018 is not slowing down and in this vlog I’m presenting to you my new space. It’s a former railway station freshly refurbished. The other location that I had was only for one year, so now this is the new place. It’s in Straža, the town where I have grown up.

Now I’m planning how to design the space, picking colors, looking for antique furniture. I’m planning to make few furniture pieces by myself. As a kid of 12+ years I loved the wood making process, so why not save some money and build stuff.

About the cottage in the vlog. I would love to buy it and although I could afford it, I am afraid I might get myself spread too thinly. Perhaps it’s time for crowdfunding? Perhaps it is, but it’s very likely that in half a year, it will be even better time. Perhaps I will get a partner or few of them and we can share ownership over the cottage. Everything is possible. But step at the time. My dear friend Damijan is a very successful businessman and he is sharing with me business secrets. Ones I was explaining him my projects, he told me that the successful businessman is the one who has the discepline to decide which project he/she will NOT do. I will eventually buy a cottage, perhaps this one, perhaps some other, but now it is not the time for it. Oh… I didn’t win lottery, we’ve sold our house, so…

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17 February, 2018 at 14:32

Topshit Photography Vlog #30 – panoramas for Hotel Balnea

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I’m sorry for not publishing almost whole month. I’ve done three big corporate jobs and with the earned money I’m planning to finance the publication of my book. A real photo book! And agreed to do two solo shows in two countries in January and February.

And I have not forgot about you, my patreons, I am publishing a calendar with images from my project Feels Like Home and hopefully you will receive it by the end of the year.

Lots to do before that. Thank you for your support! I hope you enjoy my latest vlog. Subscribe on my youtube channel and if you can, please support me through Patreon.com/borutpeterlin

Music for this video was done by:

First and third song by David Cutter Music http://www.davidcuttermusic.com

Second song was by Katarina Mala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un6DQ…

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21 November, 2017 at 20:59

An apocalypse and a Woodland Beyond Photography 2017 event

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In this vlog I’m publishing two major things that happened to me. One is an ecological catastrophe when a recycling centre Ekosistemi caught fire. About half a million tons of plastic burned. I’m living about a kilometre away and we had to move away for two days until air came back. The drone shots were done illegally, without permission of authorities by my friend Manfred von Richthofen and the images were used by police, national TV, commercial TV, and almost all national newspapers and on-line media. On FB those images were shared more then 1000 times. Images were free of charge as long as the publication is dealing with the catastrophic event and about raising ecological awareness.

Second thing was the Woodland Beyond Photography event. This time was the second year in a row that we organised an artist retreat deep in woodland where we created what we do best – ART. It was great time away from civilisation, enjoying art and socialising. Next year we will make five day event, so book the dates between 25th and 29th of July 2018!

I thank the company of Gozdno gospodarstvo Novo mesto for their support and David Cutter music for his music. Doors’s music is copyrighted and the copyright owner will be payed too.

The whole show of Poletna scena on national TV is available on THIS LINK.

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In search for my new studio place

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Sorry guys, it passed quite some time from my last posting. I have been busy, I had a workshop in Florence, I took part of a workshop in Arezzo on oil-print, visit my friend and mentor Olivero Toscani, I had a talk in Berlin’s university, I got a job offer in Hamburg, while making a living. On Monday during the terrorist attack in Berlin I was in the neighbourhood. So I thank you for your patience and understanding. I hope I will publish another video before the end of the year. I wish you merry Christmas!

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23 December, 2016 at 09:41

From my latest exhibition in Castle Rajhenburg

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My dearest followers,
here is my newest video about the latest opening of the exhibition I had. It will be open for the whole year, until September 2017, which is cool, because the location is on my way to skylight Studio Pelikan, so next time that I will have a workshop I could bring the group to the exhibition.

Grad Rajhenburg, Brestanica, Slovenia

Curator: Nina Sotelšek

Organiser: Krško Cultural Centre

Exhibition closes: September 2017

On more personal note, I thank you all for the kind thoughts of support you have send it to me. I am getting back on track, better then ever. Expect more videos to be published this week, more photographs to be made and expect the world to be saved! Because Topshit does happen! 

Woodland Beyond Photography 2016

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Woodland Beyond Photography is an event where photographers, artists and enviornmentalists retreat in the middle of woodland and create their art. It is organised to spend a weekend in deep forest together with their families. Kočevski rog is ancient woodland in Slovenia, with largest area of virgin forests in whole Europe.

In the caves of Željne, near Kočevje, we prepared an exhbition on the theme Light Shining In, so I invited three artist that creates their art with camera obscura: Michalina Hendrys (PL), Miša Keskenović (SLO) and Gerald Figal (USA). The philosopher dr. Pavel Koltaj gave a speach on the theme Plato’s Cave and how does that relates to our everyday life.

Peter Rauch and Tomaž Pipan both artists based in Slovenia have created a sculpture suspended in the air. Sara Figal (USA) made a sculpture with knitting among trees. Marcus Gabriel (IT) and Christian Klant (D) were making wet plate collodion plates. Photographs and videos used in this video were made by Adrijan Pregelj, Gregor Koščak, Boštjan Pucelj, Miša Keskenović, Anže Grabeljšek and myself.

Disclaimer voice: Pierre Van de Vliert
Music by David Cutter Music www.davidcuttermusic.co.uk

On the very end I would like to appologise to those who could not join us. The event was organised by myself, without any budget or as I’ve called it, budget-free event, so the only way I could pull this event off is to invite people who are either my friends or friends of my friends. We did not had a support from outside so we all had to contribute to make this event happen. And it did happen!

Last but not least, as a proud father of two daughters I encourage them to get in contact with nature, but a father alone can not do it, so I organise these kind of events were there are tons of kids and we all have a blast.

See you next year and mark the 28th, 29th and 30th of July 2017! And let us not forget… Topshit does happen!
Borut
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