петак, 30. септембар 2011.

3 days with Mother Russia.



Well, my friend I was talking about in one of the previous posts came. Dorothy Dew.




How do I begin to explain Dorothy Dew?

Dorothy Dew is flawless.
I hear her hair's insured for $10,000.
I hear she does car commercials... in Japan.
One time she met Amy Lee on a plane...
And Amy told her she was pretty.
One time she punched me in the face... it was awesome.




Ok, enough joking around.

She came to my house after a whole day of nerve-breaking situations, such as money and time and people of course... And when she finally came we didn't waste any time and started taking photographs. I was quite tired from the last shoot because I've been working the whole night and couldn't sleep through the day.

We made incredible photographs. And then I got my well-deserved sleep.

The next day came the 50's shoot, since I've had lots and lots of clothes. We've made lots of great photographs despite the fact that I though that she wouldn't be able to do the expressions, emotions and everything, since she is a glamour/fashion/fetish model... But she did and I was truly impressed.

And the next day we went in the outskirts of my town and made beautiful photographs in the nature with minimum make up...

Take a look through our work and enjoy. :)










среда, 21. септембар 2011.

She's Not There

A lot of shit happened yesterday. Some were wonderful, some where bad.
I got up at 5am. I had a shoot with my most favorite model, Dunja ( Dunja's deviantArt profile).
A few days ago, I was going through photographs of my favorite photographer, Richard Avedon and I decided to do a 50's shoot. The trick was finding the right clothes.
I remembered that my friend might have some of those clothes, since her family likes vintage clothes, elegant clothes and has very much appreciation for the arts, and they are all artists.
Well, I got in touch with her and her mother indeed had everything I needed. She gave me coats, hat, necklaces, bags, sunglasses. Everything she had. And she had a lot.
Then she told me a story about her grandmother. Her grandmother was an elegant woman. And one of the few things she remembered was that she had a huge closet filled with all sorts of hats, and most of them were in those old hat boxes. I was really fascinated with that. And there is really something special when someone tells you those kind of memories. I really enjoyed that talk.
I packed everything that I could and I headed to town. At 5am.
I payed for the bus ticked, but it led me somewhere I have never been. I was lost, with very little money, a lot of clothes and my equipment. And it was dark.
Then I walked, walked and walked until I came to man and asked him where is the closest bus stop. He explained to me and in 20 minutes I was in front of Dunja's apartment.

When we started shooting, it started raining. We were a bit sad in the beginning but we struggled through it and made wonderful photographs. :)

Listen to this while looking at the series... (Yann Tiersen - Naval)



















субота, 17. септембар 2011.

Night with Nina

Well, she's a model in training, sort of speaking... She told me one day when I asked to photograph her that she would like to become a model. I said that that is fantastic, but when she stepped in front of the camera she stiffened. She was only a pretty face. Nothing else.
But... there is always 'but' in these situations. I talked myself into trying to make her a model, to teach her how to pose, behave in front of the camera. To do high fashion poses, to do beauty, action photographs. It was rough, but she struggled and finally succeeded. I was utterly happy with everything we've done last night, and this morning. She finally came out as  model. Oh my God FINALLY! It was about time, since we've been working together since December.
We drank lots of coffee, we ate french fries, we laughed and watched Final Destination 5 (which utterly sucked, pardon my french.)
Here is the result of tonight's training. :)





In the morning we've done some shots inspired by Avedon's haute couture sessions in Paris after WWII. 




I have to thank my dear friend Ana Rodić and her mother for letting me use their clothes and accessories. You saved my life. And I really hate 'hunting' clothes for my messed up and complicated shoots. 

среда, 07. септембар 2011.

Series with couples.

Well, I've been watching a lot of romance movies, classics, full of drama and everything... So, I've decided to do a series with couples. Everything will be done in the breaking dawn or sunset, and it's gonna be sometimes full of love, sometimes pain, or happiness.
I have planned only four photographs so far, and that needs to be done till the next Thursday because I need to make a presentation with 20 photographs to the Photography Club of Vojvodina. It's gonna be pretty hard, but I think I will get it done.
These are the titles of the photographs, and I am posting this because I want to show a glimpse of my vision to all those who are interested in my work... :)

-I have built my life around you.
-You taught me how to miss you.
-Shadows collide with people.
-Never let me go. (This one was inspired with one of my favorite movies ever, Never Let Me Go)

Beside that, I'm drawing to an ending my series called 'Water'. I just need to get one last project done with one of my close friend and favorite model, Dorothy Dew. (My photographs of her: 12)

A lot of work ahead, but wish me luck.
Best wishes. :)