I had a wonderful day! I’ve been on two lectures and one workshop (which was lecture and workshop in one) and I admit I’ve learnt so many things that I didn’t know before. All these events took place in the Italian Community of the City of Rovinj. Today I found many photographers to be interesting and funny persons. I enjoyed this day a lot.
Communication with the Model as a prerequisite of a Successful Photograph, workshop by Vedran Marjanović
I must confess I liked this workshop a lot because Vedran told us some very important things we should pay attention to when it comes to working with models. He said the communication between the photographer and the model MUST exist! A model has to be relaxed during the photo-shooting, we should laugh and talk to him/her so the atmosphere is as good as your photographs will be.
Street Life, lecture by Darko Stanimirović
On this lecture I learnt that street photography is a kind of documentary photography that is taken in public. Public places are very interesting and there we meet a different kinds of societies. The problem is that today most of us cares about his/her privacy and don’t want others to photograph us and publish it somewhere (or even – sell it!). Nowadays, the most intimate things come out in public: something that used to be private now is public.
Macro Photography, workshop by Milan Živković
Since I really like macro photography and I enjoy it, I thought this would be more interesting than it was. I’ve learnt something about possibility of certain types of camera in taking photographs of miniature things and objects. We’ve been shown alternative equipment, as well as the professional equipment. Milan was also talking about the lighting system. All in all, it was good.
These two days of photography were really AWESOME! I can’t stop telling this! I enjoyed and had fun! Can’t wait for the next PhotoDays!
Greetings from Rovinj!
Jun 02 by Leana
(Editor’s note) Danijel Šivinjski: Unfortunately I couldn’t attend this year’s Photodays in Rovinj, definitely my favorite photography festival so far. But I’d like to welcome our new contributor Leana who wanted to help & share her experience. Enjoy her report from today’s event and come back for more tomorrow.
Rovinj is one of the most photogenic towns in Croatia. This year we’ll see the fifth Photodays in Rovinj, the biggest regional photographic event. More than 10 exhibitions are opened for public. Good atmosphere, positive energy and so many photographers in beautiful Rovinj!
During the first day I went on opening of some exhibitions, for example the one in the Church of St. Thomas where I could see photos by the life achievement award winner Mladen Tudor. Another exhibition I’ve been on is the one held in Gallery Adris and it’s called “Selling Dreams”. Exhibition shows the Croatian contemporary fashion photography. And to be honest, I liked this exhibition the most! :)
ROVINJ HERITAGE MUSEUM: BETWEEN AMERICA AND EUROPE
Another interesting exhibition was the one in Rovinj Heritage Museum. It shows photographs from 20th century from all over the world. Definitely worth seeing!
Seafront is full of gripping photographs. Documentary photographs were the most amazing for me, but also fashion photographs. Portraits were very exceptional, but architecture photos as well.
THE LANGUAGE OF NEW PHOTOGRAPHY, lecture by Ivana Tomanović
The lecture was about the theory of visual expression in photography with reference to photographic tradition and an emphasis on a contemporary approach in the photography of the modern age and a universal concept. I learnt five aspects of photography: reality, point of view, detail, framework and time. The lecture was very interesting and instructive.
Greetings from Rovinj!
Jun 01 by Leana
Seeing extraordinary in ordinary is really not common thing in everyday life. The more you get your self into things that are meaningful you become your product, hand crafting is always unique simply by reproducing your emotions to your creation. Emotion guided work leads to best result that could be produced with knowledge that we posses and reproduce it in any given form.
For Tanja artistic skills are with her from very early age of her life, as a child she liked to draw allot “drawing portraits with charcoal was really natural thing to reproduce on paper for me”. She was noticed by her professor of art and she took part in different contests both small and big scale on different topics, witch also resulted with a great qualification of her drawings.
As life goes on by its pathway she find her self interested in hand crafting “I was amazed by hand made products that are made out of leather so I went in quest to get knowledge of that type hand craft” and by her self she started to learn from what ever she has seen and get hands on. Mr. Tiljak was her inspiration and guide for working with leather… Meanwhile this doesn’t stop there soon she expanded her choice of material to work with “silver and semiprecious stones soon becomes my field of interest” thanks to Milica Popović Bubanja she was led to be fully motivated and inspired with warm sincere feeling, witch ended with Tanja signing in one of the workshops held by Milica. “In workshop I meet with one of technique for processing silver that left me speechless, and soon I find my self attached with it”. “Also I must mention Audrey Kawasaki, because she left significant influence on me with her art work pictures”. Inspiration comes itself from things that we consume. We are products of everything that we adopt from our surrounding, its reproduced and re-invented with every product, or behave patent that we express.
What amazed me within her work is that not only that she make a great eye catching jewellery but she support every piece that is made by depth of background meaning. Every piece has its own story and author is the narrator so you can get clear line for its origin and urge for coming to life. Every thing is meaning-full and sens-full… See for your self in just few of many selected pictures(creations).
May 13 by Alen
Nevertheless of tools you have, skill is always more valuable asset than anything else. Robert Howsare’s system consist only with two turntables, two articulated wooden arms witch are attached to long play records, one clothespin and pen. With changing variables of two wooden arms and speed of long play record/records, different geometrical shapes are appearing on paper threw drawing apparatus.
Mar 23 by Alen
These guys have an amazing idea on how to get the attention of super-busy creative directors who don’t have much time to check out student portfolios…
Two friends Laszlo Szloboda & Akos Papp focused on the very specific time in a day when creative directors are alone and willing to read just about anything – on the toilet. To show off their creative work they have created this amazing “The Toilet Book” and placed it into the bathrooms of NYC’s best agencies.
To break into advertising, we need five minutes from your busy schedule to look at our work.
Well, you have five minutes now, and let’s face it, you’re dying to ready just about anything.
Mar 14 by Danijel
Synesthesia is a neurologically based condition where stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary triggered experience in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
Sound synesthesia, involves hearing sounds in response to visual motion and flicker.
For Michal Levy music, dance and painting have been an important part of her life, accordingly it had contributed to her passion for visualization of sound.
She visualize iconic John Coltrane masterpiece with her unique sound synesthesia expression in animated film Giant Steps.
Mar 05 by Alen
Concept Chelia is a group of audio & visual artists from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their first album “Frozen Nature” is available for free download on ther website conceptchelia.com — hurry up guys, it’s PURE ENJOYMENT!
I have never heard about them before, but this was pretty enough to become their new fan.
thumbs up for Jasmin, Igor, Ivan, Mirza & Irfan (;
Mar 02 by Danijel
It’s one of those moment when you get hit (not literary) with blinding realization… Simply great perception in word “earth” and one of proofs that you can see everywhere anything that you are passioned about…
Feb 14 by Alen
The War of Art:
“Break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles”
Aren’t we all fighters? You dig, you search, find and research field of your interest just to get the right amount of information that you require to satisfy your urge to progress…
But, there is always a catch. You find your self hopeless to all your projects because of yours resistance … well I know that you can think of something that prevents you to finish or even start to materialize you thoughts, we always do…
As a guide to defining, understanding, fighting against and getting a hunch what lies behind resistance I recommend book The war of Art by Steven Pressfield. If you need engine to keep you going you should get one ^^
Unlock your inner creativity!!!
Jan 09 by Alen
Action-sport film “The Art Of Flight” with iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and his chosen colleges beside him (Rice, Müller, Landvik, Blauvelt, Moore, DCP, Lago, Niemela, Jackson, Jones, …) have the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. It’s a hi-budged film with maximum usage of its funds.
You are probably asking your self why is name of this post so abstract, well it’s shoot with HD cameras and added some slow motion to it so you can’t miss a thing. Definitely should watch movie.
“The Art of FLIGHT” as “anything but a snowboard movie”
Enjoy in compilation of epic scenes and sounds witch are all merged together in thispiece of art.
Dec 30 by Alen