New play by Prijedor city theater – Djelidba (not sure about translation, but I believe the most closest word would be “dividing”) by famous Bosnian writer Skender Kulenović, directed by young Marko Misirača.
Exhibition opened. It was rainy Friday night. If you have chance, come and visit it until 25th of August in Prijedor city Gallery 96. Thank you all who came!!!
Special thanks to: Dejan Dejanović, Dino Mrkalj, Radenko Marin and Tiho Ilijašević
All photos below by Dragana Motl.
This is my first group portrait in City Portraits series and in the same time last one in the same series. On the picture is DUU MANIFEST.
Once again, exhibition will take place in Prijedor city Gallery 96 on 30th of July 2010 and will last for a month. So, wherever you are, I believe you will find time to come to see it.
If you are interested in technical stuff about the photo, here it is:
This is not composite photo. It is one exposure of 61 sec. where I was running around all these people, lighting them with two small strobes from my hand (why two strobes? – I used them alternately because of the charging time). F stop was 8 because I find it ideal for the power of my strobes but also good enough for some decent depth of field.
I know Jelena for more then 15 years and ever since, she was ambitious and successful as she is today. She has a degree in Communications and mass media and works in city municipality as independent consultant for culture. She has been volunteering for long period of time and for several non governmental associations. While she was involved with “Sanus” organization (environmental protection association), she started a project for getting professional equipment for demo studio so young musicians from Prijedor region could record there.
So, therefore a portrait inside that same studio.
This is a two light setup. One light on camera right with small softbox and other bare light behind model. Studio is quite small so I had to be careful about unwanted reflections from musical instruments and bright ceiling. I like the texture that sound dumpers created. Good thing in such small room is that no ambient light is involved and you don’t have to worry about balancing it with your strobes. All control comes from amount of light from your strobes and your aperture value. Here… strobes are on half power, f7.1 and with shutter speed of 1/200. Because I didn’t have enough space to clean up the room, some of the instruments were covered with black canvas and those with most reflective surfaces were positioned behind me.
Rade Stupar – an actor. Oldest active actor in Prijedor city theater (although – retired officially). He played over thirty different characters in his career in several hundreds of shows. Very calm and pleasant person as well as expressive actor.
I imagine this portrait as a symbol to theater and that is why to faces on both sides of a photo. Tragedy and comedy. I put two lights setup on both sides of a subject and without any light modifier to gain a dramatic face expression. Put my camera to synchronize flashes on first curtain and through 30 seconds exposure we did two “side” faces that I lit up with small led torch (6 seconds each). Photo is taken in pitch dark so I needed some orientation points for subject where to stand. I used even smaller led torches on the flour.
Every day Cartiere del Garda is committed continuing the growth in the direction of believe and development of industrial processes while respecting and preserving nature. This philosophy gave birth to “A Better Project”, which by growing every year is becoming a quality volume of photographic works about sustainability. For 2007. ten photographers have been selected and given the brief of depicting with their pictures and through their eyes their Better City. In 2008. other ten talented photographers have documented the experiences of one man’s spare time, and have given their interpretation of “A Better Time” – taken from www.abetterproject.it
I’m proud to say that I had a small role in this project while I was helping Borut Peterlin searching for material for his part in BetterTime project. On the page I mentioned above, you will find all photos from project and, among them, six Borut’s.