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
I could’t pass this piece of art without posting it on die without ART.
It have simple look, creative shortage of every artistic epoch and it have educative character :) what could you ask for more? ;)
You can recognize every artists style, I think that commenting on every style is not an essence of this post, so we will just skip that.
There are many artist in same epoch as one of these represented, but as you can see these are representatives according to artist of this piece of art…
Write a comment, give us response if you have something interesting on this subject…
Image via 9GAG
Dec 23 by Alen
Nothing To Lose is a series of photographs documenting the Angola Prison Rodeo. “Once deemed the bloodiest prison in the south, the Louisiana State Penitentiary (nicknamed Angola) has transformed into a criminal safe haven thanks to efforts put forth by Warden Burl Cain. Angola is home to 5,200 inmates and 9 out of every 10 prisoners will die there.” – Darryl said. The rodeo is held every Sunday in October and it provides the way to escape the daily drudgery. On the other hand, it also gives them the opportunity to make an income while in prison, by selling various handmade arts and crafts, or by winning an event in the actual rodeo.
When inmate Michael Lewis was asked to provide his thoughts on Angola, he simply started, “if you have to be in prison this is the place to be”.
This set of the frozen moments explores the brutal reality of America’s mass incarceration culture. Once you are incarcerated, society treats you as an inhumane object, no matter what the crime may be. The restoration process for criminals returning into the real world is virtually nonexistent. Unfortunately, all of your rights as an actual human being are detracted.
With each photograph captured, I attemped to delineate the combative livestock as society and the views in which the majority of society has towards convicts.
In this set you see the inmates put their lives on the line as they fearlessly struggle with the aforementioned “society”. It is easy to risk everything when you have nothing to lose.
Thank you for sharing this with us Darryl, the story is much more interesting through art.
Nov 16 by Danijel
Let’s move to abstract world of metal captures. This creative submission came from Seattle, USA. Guy who sent me this beautiful textures, Josh Martin is a fairly new photographer who grew up in Southern California. He had parents that were deeply involved in the art world as both professors and critics. He never really saw himself as an artist until he moved to Seattle 6 years ago. When Josh did something about the climate and its effects on metal and concrete sparked his creativity and imagination came out the camera.
Thank you Josh
Oct 19 by Danijel
This film explores playful uses for the increasingly ubiquitous ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit the world.
“Making Future Magic” is the goal of Dentsu London, the creative communications agency. BERG made this film with them to explore this statement. They developed a specific photographic technique for this film. Using long exposures they recorded an iPad moving through space to make three-dimensional forms in light. Each frame is a long exposure photograph of 3-6 seconds. 5,500 photographs were taken. Only half of these were used for the animations seen in the final edit of the film.
Amazing work, like the future is really here.
Sep 21 by Danijel
I always wanted to write more about my friends, especially about my online friends that I still haven’t met in person. That’s for me the best way of interaction. Ines Perković (also-known-as December Sun) is one of them and I could really write about each photo she uploads to her Flickr photostream, but let’s do it officially :P Here is a tactic: 1) Create a group on Flickr 2) Invite her to a group. 3) Let all members submit their creative shots! 4) Catch her :P
As you maybe already read on Die without Art, Ines is a 25-year-old (she says, but I don’t think so) amateur photographer, a radical Nikon shooter from Croatia. Had to mention… I’m also living in Croatia, but on the coast — I hope I’ll meet her soon!
Isn’t todays featured crazy moment awesome? Don’t worry you can also submit your crazy moment(s) to my Flickr group CRAZY MOMENTS …or maybe FEELING THE LIGHT and the official group DIE WITHOUT ART (all three groups are available for your submissions). Waiting for your new creative, thank you Ines (;
Sep 20 by Danijel
I love finding rando places to shoot at! :) I am ready for classes to start again so I can get up to FoCo get some new locations new people to photograph and more time to spend on my 365! I have been far to busy with work! I hope school gives me more time for photos! And yes I am talking on the phone while jumping, skill? I think yes!
Chosen from my new Flickr group CRAZY MOMENTS, click on the photo for original source. Quote from his description. Let’s see you crazy moments… join the group! Hope this will be a good series on DIE WITHOUT ART.
Thank you Tyler
Sep 11 by Danijel
Making new cool friends via Internet was always my favorite online activity. Especially in the creative circle of people. Some of them are now my real (I also call them face-to-face) friends and I’m such a happy person because of that.
This special blog post is about my new dear online friend Ana also-known-as le vent le cri. Ana is a young 16-years-old photographer from Croatia and you can see some of her shots in this post. FOR MORE VISIT HER AWESOME FLICKR PHOTOSTREAM!
Ana is such a lovely person and I can feel that through her photos, so inspiring. She’s interesting and her photostream is telling one wonderful story. I’m glad she had enough confidence to tell me more about her life. After our call I’m loving her more and more. What has grown from just a few comments, continued via mails? An beautiful friendship! We are still
just online friends and I’m looking forward to meet her in person, finally.
Thank you Flickr!
Sep 04 by Danijel
In photography everything is about the light, right?
I’d like to introduce you my new Flickr group “FEELING THE LIGHT“. Last month I saw so many comments as “Wow, look at that light” or “Love the light…”. So I wanted to start a collection of all those beautiful shots, hoping people will understand what I want from them. We are looking for shots with the great light, even they are taken by day or night. Every shot you adore because of the light. Beautiful sunset or awesome long-exposure ghost at dark. My friend Ana is helping me (Thank you dear!) with all those submissions, over 80 accepted so far. The group is very young, so I invite you to share your light with us, let’s feel it together.
LINK ONE MORE TIME! flickr.com/groups/feelingthelight (;
Sep 01 by Danijel