Mirko Šević is a low-profile artist, surrealist… Not a painter by profession but good enough to win Lorenzo il Magnifico Award on a 2011 Florence Bienalle. Also, artist who will present his work on New York on January 2014 in New Art Center.
As it usually happens, Mirko’s work is well known all across the globe, but very few people respect his efforts in his current home town.
I tried to recreate similar atmosphere as on his drawings…
It’s been awhile since my last post. There are several reasons. Cold and snowy winter prevented me to do some shooting that I planed earlier and also, I’m working on several new series that I’m planing to do in next few months.
Things with “City portrait” series are slowed down a bit but I hope it will be different and changed in next few days.
Almost all the preparations are done and I will start with new series on Monday. I can not tell you what is it about yet because it is something completely new and very challenging for me. Also, concerning these new stuff, I’ll wait with posting it until it is finished, but I’ll continue with posts on other things.
Third of five. Old wooden church in village Rakelići near Prijedor (cca 20 km south-east), Republic of Srpska, BiH. I don’t have much info about it. Tried to find local priest but without success.
This church is very intriguing. That’s why I called this post Mystery. There is no any info about it on the internet, people who lives there (at least those I talked to) don’t know much about it. There are many strange things. I was first person who walked around church in some time seeing that snow was untouched. Windows are broken. There is no cross on the top of the tower. And new church which is only few meters away has been visited often. There is a number 1859 next to the main entrance door engraved in wood, so I assume that is the year of built.
Some people asked me about my HDR workflow, so I decided to write it here.
First of all, I take my images on tripod and with delayed shutter of 2 sec. Usually, I’m taking not less then five images with different shutter speed (one full stop each). I generate HDR with Photomatix Pro (it is possible to do with both raw or jpg images). Slight tone mapping correction and after that I open my generated HDR image in Photoshop. I’m using NIK Software Photoshop plug in (which is great) and in it, Silver Efex Pro for BW conversion. Increasing contrast is only thing I do after the conversion. Then, if it’s necessary, I work on my image in Viveza (on of NIK applications) which is great with a unique U-point technology. A bit additional curves adjustment and that is it.
“If you’re photographing in color you show the color of their clothes – if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul.”