Slovenia based photographer specializing in fashion and art photography.
Contact details below. Prints and an artist’s statement even lower. Enjoy the website; more pictures, less talk.
All of my photos, be it fine art, personal or commercial are imagined as large prints. If it looks good big then it is probably done right. Personal and fine-art photographs are available as limited edition prints. These are available on glossy photo paper at sizes up to 100x75cm as experience has shown that this format is more visually pleasing than other options. Prints are then pasted on thin and very flat pieces of aluminium giving a minimal, modern look. Other printing options are considered. For any interest in prints, please email, we are not a big business and direct email is probably easiest for both parties. Prices start at 1000 euros for a 100x75cm print on aluminium.
The following applies to my fine art and personal projects, with its ideas extending to commercial ones but more loosely due to the different requirements. It is quite long and I’ll probably include a shortened version at a later date.
Starting with the obvious, photography is a visual medium. It captures a moment in time and that moment of time is all that is there to a photograph. Which means that in essence, a moment of time must have ample content (or lack thereof) and captured in such a way that the technical and optical qualities are in line (not in line is again valid) with the subject matter. On the content side, I often imagine the production as a small movie set with a story to tell. This give editorial photos and even single shots what they need to be believable. Content and story are crucial, even for stills photographs. Whereas technically, exactly the same content captured in different ways can have a profound effect on the final image. Finding this balance manifests itself with choosing the right equipment and directing all participants to achieve an acceptable result.
My fine-art photos are also not composited and contain minimal to no retouching. I prefer a purist approach; get it done correctly in camera without a need to fix anything in post production. Not only does this method allows for a higher quality final result, it is also ultimately more fulfilling as an artist and hopefully also to a client.
I also tend to look for nonstandard locations to work in since nonstandard locations are not what most people see everyday or even realize they exist. Possibly fewer still realize that such locations can be interesting as well as beautiful. I do not shy away from extreme locations, requiring extensive effort to reach and shooting in conditions which are uncomfortable, to put it plainly, and with cameras most people would consider unsuitable for these conditions from a desire for the best possible quality.
All personal and fine art photographs are shot with medium format cameras for the immersive visual look their optics provide; this is usually either obvious or a more subtle difference from small format cameras. Much care is also placed into color, as color is another area with which it is possible to convey a mood, similarly to the above, either directly or more subtly. Since photography's purpose is more of an emotional response than a rational one these factors must be taken into account. I also use various custom camera equipment brought together with the purpose of further enhancing the above.
Photography is also an interesting medium due to the complexity of its place among the arts. Is it an art? If not then what is it? It is an endless debate which I will not drag into this. What it does obviously have is a profound capability for emotional response, but at the same time a very limited spectrum of information exchange. One photo may be worth a thousand words, yet always the context is forgotten in the sense that these words are for the most part descriptive. A master writer may convey a lot more substance and meaning in 1000 words, but in photography this is not necessarily the point. Simply being beautiful can be sufficient for a photograph. So this boils down to the philosophical discussion why one should do (art) photography in the first place. Is it simply to create something beautiful/interesting/intriguing, or is it to imitate the writer and convey a message visually? Clearly it can be both, yet which one of these, or more precisely, where between them, becomes then the question. As with life, meaning is an intrinsic value, therefore any meaning in my photos (or lack thereof) which goes beyond their basic beauty I leave to the viewer to find for themselves.