A Gym

Just a few meters away from my apartment, ticket office of city stadium. Nothing much. Three small windows, a few steel bars and dirty concrete wall. It wouldn’t be unusual, if it’s purpose  is just selling tickets. No!!! A guy named Petar, started to practice his muscles and his body some ten years ago. Location was great – in the city center but isolated from the city rush, cheap – nobody asked for monthly fee, and finally – tough enough to outstand the weight of a human body. Petar started something that outgrow far from personal practice. People started coming around and in few years – community was formed. Musicians, high school students,  workers, sportsmen, physical enthusiasts… everybody was working out at “a gym”. Even young kids are practicing in secret while steel bars are “free”.

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P.S. For those people who are interested in technical part of this – all images made with Panasonic Lumix GF1 camera – JPGs straight from camera.

Springtime links

Here is some very interesting stuff (to me) so I’ll share and you enjoy:

JoeyL – great photographer (and only 19-years old) and interview with him over Robert Benson’s blog 

The Best Of Photojournalism 2009 – take time and check all galleries 

DoubleTruck magazine – magazine about photojournalism (all issues are possible for complete overview with zoom option and full screen)

Alenka Peterlin – if you need good book binding or a wedding photographer, check this one (she is based in Slovenia)