Shoot Spitalfields – Photo Treasure Hunt & I Bag Exhibition in Ljubljana

Well I just arrived from the college where we had a big discussion with my dear professor Mark about blogging, keeping databases doing sketchbooks (that I personally haaaate) etc… Well the main conclusion what stucked in my head when I came home is that NOW is the time that I was avoiding it so long… The time that my blog is going to become more bilingual and that there is going to be even more photography related stuff inside and specially those topics are going to be mainly in English… Well this is how I am going to try to improve my English a bit and make my blog a bit more international… I bet you don’t mind that to much…And I hope you wont be to critical because of my English and mistakes…BUUUUT… still there are going to be some longer posts that I am going to keep in Slovene and I will ad only a brief English caption because there would be simply to much work to write it in 2 languages… And why not write only in English you would ask… Well the regular readers knows that I have a certain style of writing, humour etc, that would simply vanish with me writing just in English and I would not like that this would happened. But I at least the blog post titles and the comments to the photos are from now on strictly in English!
And here it comes one of those long posts in Slovene… But after this one…I promise…

But before I start writing in Slovene… I have to do a bit of PR for an exhibition that I am having with my dear friend Neli THIS THURSDAY in Ljubljana! Our exhibition is a part of Month of Design and we are exhibiting in a shoping window of Tourist Information Centre next to Tromostovje. Neli is a great designed that made a multifunctional messinger bag that have exchangeable covers… And guess what I did? I shot photos of hidden parts of Ljubljana that are going to be shown on this covers. You can have one when you go to college and another one when you are going to theatre in the evening… And check the wallets too! They are great… And if you don’t know/ find some of the motifs that I have shot just put the GPS coordinates that are stated on the bag/wallet and follow the voice of the nice lady… You have to check the bags since they are truly amazing! I BAGs by The Neli! I would just like to add that it was a real honour and pleasure to be a part of this project…and guess who is going to have the coolest/unique bag! 😉

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I guess this Thursday is my day or something… Coz there is another exhibition, this one in London that I am going to take part in… But more about this on the bottom of this post…

Ok tisti ki ste se namatrali z angleščino tukaj malo oddiha…
SKRATKA… Včeraj je bil reeees nadvse odštekan, adrenalinski, športni, kulturni, zoološki, fotografski dan! 😀 Nč jasno ne? No sej vam prav nič ne zamerim. Dream team – ME, novopečeni cimr Andraž in pa mad Doctor Pizzioli, zbrani pod imenim Yugo Plastika smo se udeležili fotografskega lova na zaklad… Ja sej vem, še vedno nič jasno… Tudi nam ni bilo dokler nismo sedeli v nabito polni koncertni dvorani in smo prejeli lista z CLUE-ji. Ekipe od 2 do 4 udeležencev smo morali v 4 urah poruntati o kateri lokaciji govorijo ti kluji in potem v povezavi s tem narediti zanimivo fotko, ki bo na koncu dneva prepričala žirijo… Ok da boste vedeli o kakih clujih govorim, naj vam napišem 2 ali tri…
1.Sellers ´brussel sprout´ here to sell their ´early hours´ in the ˙days dawning´
2.Davids big Idea is blue and green and filled with words.
3.Residing on its namesake, there walls speak of an East End artistic legacy.

Kvaaa? Nič jasnooo.. Rabmo neeeet! A gremo do mene?! Ne, predaleč, bom poklical Majo (ex cimra), ki živi v bližini, upajmo da je že ustala in da imajo internet… Majaaaaaaa… a si doma? Ja! Huh..cool.. A maš net.. Ja???.. Huh..cool… Pridemo to tebe, tekmujemo na nekem natečaju… Ok..sam oblečem se… OK pohit, smo že skoraj pri tebi… No po 40 min googlanja smo vsi pomirjeni imeli vse lokacije v žepu… No vsaj tako smo mislili, saj smo se za 2 zmotili! 😦 Kaj pa zdej? Mah, lej.. gremo lepo vse lokacije pogledat, vmes še neki spijemo in pojemo, pridemo do dobre ideje pol pa v miru pofotkamo… Kaj bomo pa drugače še dobre tri ure delali?! Šetkanje, park, pivo, suši, brainstorming… O faaak, fanta a vesta kok je ura?! 14.10! Imamo manj kot 2 uri za 8 fotk in vsaka lokacija je na svojem koncu Spitalfielda!!! AKCIJAAA… Prvi klu-odgovor tržnica… Ne bomo valda tržnice slikal, ker ko smo se sprehajali mimo smo že skupino nadebudne konkurence, ki je veselo skakala okoli… No tukaj je ideja hitro padla, saj smo na poti do Maje videli nadvse mikavno mini farmo živali, kjer so ovčke veselo skakljale okoli… Bom jaz mel napis For sale, oblečen kot farmer in se bom med ovčkami fotkal! In že sm tekel tokrat že dobesedno, do Maje… Hiiiitr.. Napis For sale nared, pa 2 brisače rabm, masko za potapljat, showergel, dežnik! In že tečem nazaj do farme, kjer sta se Fab in Andraž menila za dovoljenje za fotkat… A sta vprašala? Hmm, ja če lahko ovčke slikamo… A če gremo lahko v ogrado pa ne al kaj?!… Amm..ne… Ok nema veze… Časa za sposodit škornje, vile, slamnik kot je bilo prvo v planu ni bilo več, zato sem zagrabil Andražovo kosmato bundo jo obrni narobe, dal nase in skočil čez ograjo k ovcam. Ko bi vi videli ta prizor… Une se mirno pasejo, ko med njih skoči en model z zavihanimi hlačami, kosmatimi nogami in še bolj kosmato bundo… Ovce so izbulile oči in niso niti Meeee izustile (izustile? Izgobčkale!), ker se jim je slama zataknila v grlu že pri MMMM!!! In z mešanico panike in radovednosti gasa v tek stran od mene… Pizdaaa, a jih noben ne futra, da se tok bojijo in že tečem za njimi… Fab zagrab fleš pa skoč notr, Andraž fotoooo..pridta noootr… In 30 sekund kasneje smo se trije debili podili za panično skupino ovc po ogradi in nič ni kazalo, da se bodo predale… Ooook oook..fantje..nej vam bo..evo ena fotka! Ampak sam ena… Itak da ne… (Da ne omenjam niti izrazov na obrazu malih otrok in mam v burkah, ki so nas gledali izza ograde! 😀 Hvala bogu nas gazda ni videl, ker bi zagotovo prinesel tiste vile ki smo jih rabili za shooting… )….Ooook..aaaaa…kaj zdeeeeej… Lej tm je ograda z kozami! Mogoče se te kej manj bojijo!!! Ja pa ja.. že ko sem pritekel čist zasopihan do ograde so zbežale na drugo stran… Potrebno je bilo zamenjati tehniko… Počaaasi… Nisem niti več lezel v ogrado ampak sem se trudil s čim bolj kozjimi zvoki (ne bi verjeli česa vse je človek zmožen pod pritiskom) priklicat kako k ograji… No ena rdečedlaka kozica se je le primajala zraven, malce zaškilila in začela zvečit napis for sale, ki sem ji ga molel v ogrado… ŠKLJOC… Maaamoooo…. 7. to go!
Drug klu, Wireless. Do ideje za to fotko sem prišel čisto na začetku ….Postavimo skupino čimbolj raznolikega folka pred zid, prvi, ki je ravno prebral sms pove naslednji odebi v vrsti na uho kaj je prebral, ta pove naprej itd in zadnja zakriči sporočilo…Kot igrica, ki smo se jo včasih igrali…. V totalni paniki, saj smo imeli samo še 50 minut časa in še 7 fotk pritečemo na Brick Lane in začnemo vlečt folk na kup in pred steno.. Ne vem kako nam je uspelo tako hitro folku razložit kaj bi radi od njih, kaj se gremo itd, ampak jaz sem dobil enga fotografa + celo familijo, Fabrizzio je od nekje privlekel še eno skupinico in že so stali pred zidom… ŠKLJOC…mamo… hvala fuuuuuuuull vsem… in spet smo tekli naprej z vso prtljago in kot da to še ni bilo dovolj je začel še drizzle (raspršen mini dež) padat… Nasled klu… Turška kopel… Pritečemo pred staro turško kopel pri Liverpool streetu… Fabrizzio..hitr..sleč se..dej eno brisačo okol pasu iz druge ti naredimo turban, zagrabiš masko in shower gel in smo…Sedaj že navajeni sploh nismo več opazili začudenih obrazov mimoidočih…ŠKLJOC… tek napreeeej.. Izložbeno okno neke galerije… V cluju je pisalo, kaj vse se je že prodajalo tam v preteklosti in smo rekli, da bomo dal pred okno prostitutko za foro… Fab je sicer poklical svojo punco nej pride oblečena kot puta v mesto…in ta res prišla, ampak je bila žal prepozna…zato smo mogli uporabiti Andraža… Jaaooo.tle je bla štala… Pridemo v kao fensi galerijo.. gremo do stopnic, ki so vodile na drugo stran tega okna… Ok.. Andraž sleč se hitr preden kdo pride in teč ven, jaz naredim 3 fotke in tečemo naprej… No in Andraž tam stoji v gatah sred galerije prime za kluko, da bo šel ven in se vključi požarni alarm! :D… Jaaaooo.. Pizdaaaa.. Hiiiit obleč, se obleeeč.. varnostnica prihaja… No ko je uletela, je bil še bos in si je ravno zadnji gumb na hlačah zapenjal, tako da uni ni blo niiič jasno… Valda smo bli napizdeni in pol sta Andraž in Fab tekla na drugo stran stavbe kjer se je tudi dalo priti do okna… Spet slečt…vzunaj je seveda še deževalo… Poza.. Jaz začnem fotkat… uleti varnostnica, da kaj se gremo in da bo šefa poklicala… Hmm…no se potem le ozrem po galeriji in tam je stala mlada družinica…Otroka z solznimi očmi in odprtimi usti…no starša pa tudi nekako v tem stanju… Za morebitne otroške travme ali spolne deviance naj se tako tukaj iskreno opravičim… But… No, klu o umetniškem zidu je nastal bolj na hitro in grafit je moral narediti Fab, ker ni tega želel narediti noben izmed 6 policajev, katere smo vprašali, če bi zapozirali z našim sprejem (sicer osvežilcem za zrak z aromo agrumov)… Lejmoti! Klu Reading between the lines smo mogli zarad časovne stiske tudi narediti na hitro in smo postavili Andraža s knjigo med dve liniji sredi prometne ceste… Za klu Chatterbox, kar pomeni telefonska govorilnica ali pa klepetulje… pa smo spet vsi živčni nabral nič hudega sluteče mimoidoče in jih prosili, če se lahko nagužvajo v govorilnico, Fab je pa splezal na govorilnico… Nekateri so komenitrali, da je bila to nadvse nenavadna izkušnja in jaz sem uspel samo dodati, da lahko to ponovimo čez en teden in se še malo podružimo… 🙂 Klu (št 2 zgoraj) je knjižnica tukaj v bližini mene in za to idejo smo se odločili, da fotkamo mene z dežnikom in na mene padajo knjige… Da je pa še bolj po kluju pa smo meli zeleno, modro ozadje in pa zeleno modre knjige… In ne, knjig nismo nosili zraven… Tekli smo do enga ata, ki jih je prodajal in začeli en čez drugega vpit..rabmo par knjig..zelene in modre… čim bl pocen..lahko jih vrnemo… on pa..lahko jih kupte… jaaaaa..kok pa? 5 knjig za 4 funte.. Hmm.. ne lej… Damo ti 3funte, ti nam daš 5 knjig in pol ti 2 knjigi vrnemo… Fotru ni blo nič jasno, kaj kje kako… ampak je videl da smo odločeni in da nima kaj dosti besede več pri temu in že smo tekli naprej s Freudom, grozljivko, UFO-ji, vedeževanjem in novelo. Po zadnjem 8 škljocu smo z zadnimi atomi vsi premočeni ampak vseeno precej zadovoljni hiteli oddat fotke. Zamujali smo že 15 minut ampak na srečo ni bilo panike in smo lahko v gledališču še na hitro izbrisali 163 fotk, tako da je na kartici ostalo samo 8 najbolših fotk, kot je bilo tudi zahtevano… To da smo šli ponovno jesti, ponovno na pivo, vrniti pripomočke Maji in 2 knjigi nas je po neumnem stalo tega, da smo zamudili polovico projekcije narejenih fotk… Kaj čmo…In začele so se podeljevati nagrade za najboljše fotke za posamezen clue… Več jih je šlo mimo bolj smo bili nesrečni… Zavedali smo se, da smo imeli dovolj drzne in zabavne ideje in da bi lahko naredili 10x bolje, če bi imeli več časa… In ko so razdelili že vse nagrade razen zmagovalne je voditelj v fraku povedal… Ekipa je pokazala veliko izvornosti, prikazala pravo luč Spitalfielda in je bila enostavno najboljša… Zmagala je ekipa Jusooo Plastilliiiiik!… Kaka sekunda je trajala, da smo dojel da smo to mi in že smo bli na nogah, se navušeno objemali in tekli na oder po nagrado… aja… a sem omenil, da se nam je v tem času že pridružila Fabrizzijeva Thin v visokih petkah, mini kiklci, samostoječih nogavicah? Nisem ne.. No tudi ona se je z nami veselila na odru in vsi 4 smo dobili Olympusovega digitalnega trotlčka. Jeeeej… Še ko smo čez pol urce sedeli v pubu, kjer je preden je bila umorjena, večerjala prva Jackova žrtev in kot lahko predvidevate nazdravljali, nismo mogli verjeti kaj vse smo dali čez tist dan in da smo na koncu še zmagali. Nej še omenim, da je sodelovalo cca. 150 folka na tem dogodku – 60 ekip. In še en mega del zadeve… V četrtek imamo razstavo v res dobri galeriji in razstava je del programa meseca fotografije v vzhodnem Londonu!!! Not bad at all…

No, da se svoj dolg angleško govoreči publiki poplačam….REs se mi ne da, ker tole tipkam že uro in pol in ima toliko besed kot dokaj obširen esej…

Sooo.. were were we…? www… Well yesterday me my flatmate and a good friend of mine took part of photographic treasure hunt! Whaaaaaat a day! 8 clues = 8 photos, 4 hours of time to shoot them. We thought that this is waaaaay to much time… But we were wrong, very wrong! First we went online to check for the clues-locations, than we went on a beer and we ate some sushi. Than we took lots of time brainstorming how and what to shoot… And than, we figure out what we have only 100 minutes left to shoot 8 photos and the frenzy started…
Here are 3 clues just for example…
1.Sellers ´brussel sprout´ here to sell their ´early hours´ in the ˙days dawning´
2.Davids big Idea is blue and green and filled with words.
3.Residing on its namesake, there walls speak of an East End artistic legacy.

Market! ..Aaaaa… lets take a photo of Matjaz standing next to some sheep with for sale sign… Yes we found some sheep next to Brick Lane… I jumped into the enclosure where the sheep was and they started to run away from me… In next 30 seconds also Fab and Andraz were inside and we were all running around those sheep like crazy trying to get a photo… The plan with the sheep didn’t worked out so we tried with goats… weeeeell they were not so cooperative as well… the only chance to come close was if I was standing outside of the fence… And when I did that the goat came closer sand she started to chew my for sale sign…SHOT.. we are done.. Lets run…
Turkish bath! We borrowed 2 towels, diving mask and shower gel from a friend that lives close by and we run to the location of old Turkish bath next to Liverpool street… Fab, get naked put the towel on.. SNAP… next…
ART WALL… We asked 6 policeman to pose with can (of citrus air freshener) in front of the wall telling them that we are shooting a photo of anti graffiti campaign…but no luck… On the end Fab had to pose since we didn’t have any time left…
Shopping window!…. This window is now a part of a gallery and that made our idea of a prostitute in the window (like in Amsterdam) a bit hard…. And also our ˝prostitute˝ Fabs girlfriend was running late so Andraz had to be the Mistress of the night… In the underpants he tried to go in front of thet window through the back door of the gallery and we set of the alarm!.. Daaaamn… Put your clotheees on before the security comeees… When the security came he was still bare feet just putting his pants on… Don’t ask… That the run around… SNAP…. and they almost threw me out when they saw two guys there… 😀
We were ruining around in the drizzle like 3 idiots and on the Brick Lane we even manage to stage 8 random people from the street to represent the Wireless! Its like a game.. Chinese whisper, where the first one tell one message to another person an the last one has to say it loud… Normally the message that the last person got has barely something in common with the initial message and that makes this game fun… Well… that was funny.. to get so much people from the street in 2 minutes, explaining them what are you doing, why, how….And of course the rest of the people around just taking photos of us and them not knowing what is going on…. Bud we did it… and the story repeated when we needed to represent Chatterbox and we wanted to squiz as much people as possible into a telephone booth… 😀
Well on the end we hot there 15 minutes late and we hat another 5 minutes to edit down from 175 photos to 8 photos that we had to hand in…
To make the long story short… On the end we won the main price with our WIFI photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Among 60 teams, cca 150 people…. We each got 1 small Olympus camera and there is an exhibition of our photos THIS THURSDAY in Truman’s Brewery gallery in Brick Lane! COME and have fun with us… Free drinks! 😉
What a day!… Running around, harassing sheep, policeman and other people, setting of the alarm, and wining on the end…

More about the treasure hunt you can read here! I really recommend it to all since it is a fantastic team building and great creative challenge! + You can get some of the nice awards and your photos get exhibited in a good gallery…
Shoot experience

And finally the photos! 😀 Btw… All shots were made in 75 minutes and no animals or people were seriously harmed during our shooting!

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Market

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Turkish Bath

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Chatterbox

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Blue and grean, flying words….Library

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The window….

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Read between the lines…

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Art wall…Gallery

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The winning shot of WIFI! 😀

~ by matjazz on October 12, 2009.

9 Responses to “Shoot Spitalfields – Photo Treasure Hunt & I Bag Exhibition in Ljubljana”

  1. Ahahaha! Vrhunsko! 😀 When the going gets tough… the tough get going!

  2. Čestitam! Krasno! Ampak kje je 8.slika?

  3. Noe vo..Updateano!

  4. Hehehe, nuoro! 😀 Moral bi še met kake after fotke! 🙂

  5. THE BEST!!!

  6. Excellent! I’m sometimes fascinated by the amount of energy you people find to participate in treasure hunts of the kind 🙂 …

    You wrote:
    “…Well the regular readers knows that I have a certain style of writing, humour etc, that would simply vanish with me writing just in English and I would not like that this would happened…”

    I disagree. Once you get a good grasp of the language, you’ll see it is all still there, the language itself actually doesn’t make much difference – just a different set of communication rules. Not that anything is wrong with your English as it is now, I’d say it’s much better than that of many a native speaker (we all make typing mistakes, after all…).

  7. Silvestre…After fotke? 🙂 Bo kaka iz razstave danes… 🙂

    Tanja, thx!

    Hmm yes D, when I re read what I wrote and re thing how much running we did I also questioned myself… Didn’t we took this simple game a bit to serious? 😀 But also if we did it was totally worthed since we gad so much fun with all problems we faced… Oh..and bwt… The owner of the gallery called the organiser and ask them not to publish our nude window photo! 😀 WE ROCK! 😀

  8. The best! Respect tebi in celi ekipi! Bravo Yugo PlastikA!

  9. Oooooo hudooo, cestitam , se vec takih dogodivscin pa na blog objavt , hahahaha huda akcije , prov uzitek mi je blo tole prebrat 😀

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