New addition to my ongoing photo projects
Latest in the series of my ongoing photography projects to be published online is also the first one that is not strictly music related, although most of the images were taken during the music performances, but musicians are not the main subjects here. After "Lost in Music", "Don’t forget the drummer" and "(Un)known faces", my latest project titled "Focused on LCD screen" focuses (no pun intended!) on the fact that we all are documenting everything around us at almost every time. Me included!
Best of 2014 in concert photography
My personal concert and festivals favorites of the year 2014
Without further ado, the highlights of the year 2014 (drumroll, please!) include...
Monja Lorenčič and Domen Žugelj, known also under their artistic name Moment, are two great, young and very talented dancers from Slovenia that needed some fresh pics for their portfolio - I was very honoured to work with them on a quick photo shoot last month and am sure will do this again, since all three of us had a great time :)
Dom sportova, Mala dvorana, Zagreb (Croatia), 06/12/2014
Continuing our fruitful collaboration, I was very happy and honoured to be invited from the band to shoot probably their biggest live show in their career (so far, that is!) in a sold out Small hall of Dom sportova in Zagreb last weekend. And amazing concert it was!
Photography exhibition opens on 8 December 2014 in Maribor, Slovenia
Selected by Igor and Ivana Unuk, this group exhibition called "Foto Kamra" (as part of "Vilinsko mesto" project) will feature sixteen local photo artists with very different styles and stories: from experienced photography masters to younger generations, from distant places to streets and people of Maribor, from film negatives to GoPRO aerial views, from nudes to skaters and panoramas. And of course, bands & musicians! Plus, all photographs will be on sale - so just in time to get those Christmas / New Year photo presents sorted! :)
Train line Maribor - Ruše, Maribor (Slovenia), 28/11/2014
I don’t know of many bands that consists only of vocal, keyboards, cajon and bas and Miki Solus, young Croatian trio with great lyrics and cool music, are just that kind of a band. I also don’t know of many bands who performed in a train carriage (on a regular train line!), and Miki Solus did just that last Friday night!
Stadthalle Graz, Graz (Austria), 23/11/2014
KGB, Maribor (Slovenia), 15/11/2014
Great concert of Slovenian singer songwriter Tadej Vesenjak promoting his new album that I did photography for, and a very special gig for many different reasons (read on!).
Narodni dom Maribor, Velika dvorana, Maribor (Slovenia), 26/10/2014
Last night of the 3 nights Festival Etnika 2014 brought us a pioneer of "future jazz", Nils Petter Molvær!
"Cultivating a culture of peace – The Alfred Fried Photography Award, an exhibition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of UNESCO" group exhibition opens on 31th October 2014 at the UNESCO's Avenue Suffren entrance
Being shortlisted with my Lost in Music project photographs for Alfred Fried Photography Award, was a big recognition for my work, especially since there are so many amazing projects and photographs shortlisted this year, and music photography is often look down upon in the photojournalistic world. Honestly, I really feel very honoured to be in such extinguished club. But, the story goes on!
Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 23/10/2014
Amazing performance by recently reunited duo that performed over 70 concerts together in the early 1990s and released a CD called "Amulet" in 1996.
Sodni stolp, Maribor (Slovenia), 04/10/2014
After I missed what is now considered to be a legendary gig in Maribor when Punčke played Stolp 3 some time ago, I was sure not to miss this one. There were two main reasons for this: firstly, Punčke are great young female rock trio from Croatia that are brilliant for photographing live and secondly, the organiser of the concert, Miha Lovše, deserves every respect of concert lovers in Maribor and Slovenia.
My concert photography solo exhibition opens on 10th October 2014 in Varaždin, Croatia
After I had to postpone the Zagreb exhibition two weeks ago due to illness, I'm happy to have the opportunity to be a part of DORF festival in Varaždin, and exhibit a small number of my photos in the town very special to me (I had some amazing student years there).