Living Legends 3 – Shoemaker, Beekeeper, Vulcanizer

•March 5, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Project shot for Maribor – European Capital od Culture 2012 consist of 15 short (cca 5 minutes long) multimedias about Living legends – Interesting, inspring, passionate, hardworking people mainly from North east of Slovenia. We meet and had a super interesting chatwith a hunter, miner, beekeeper, partisan, photographer, vine maker, shoe maker, ironsmith, herbalist, firefighter, innovator….

In the first part you can check the video about the firefighter, hunter and about a man that drove a ferry all his life. 

Here is the third part – Zora Grk – vulcanizer, Jožef Levovnik – shoemaker, Janko Pislak – beekeeper

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Living Legends No2

•February 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I know I know.. This project is nor new nor from China, but… Is one of my favourite projects I have shot last summer with a great team – Marko Murč and Rebeka Žvagen – Living Legends.

Project shot for Maribor – European Capital od Culture 2012 consist of 15 short (cca 5 minutes long) multimedias about Living legends – Interesting, inspring, passionate, hardworking people mainly from North east of Slovenia. We meet and had a super interesting chatwith a hunter, miner, beekeeper, partisan, photographer, vine maker, shoe maker, ironsmith, herbalist, firefighter, innovator….

In the first part you can check the video about the firefighter, hunter and about a man that drove a ferry all his life. 

Here is the second part – Folk musician Hinko Sernc, a coal miner-poet Drago Seme and a Photographer Stojan Kerbler. Incredible people  – true living legends!!!

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001 Beijing nudes

•January 13, 2013 • 2 Comments

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Yixian International Photo Festival… or as the Balkans would say… Sad ga vidiš, sad ga ne vidiš… :)

•November 21, 2012 • 1 Comment

Sooo.. There it was.. Yixiang International Photo Festival was coming and also the Party congress to announce (not elect or something) the new Communist Party leader of the great China. Never a good combination… Why? When I have landed on Huangshan airport one day before the opening I got the news… The local authorities canceled the festival. If this would be anywhere else but China it would surprise me.. But after living here for couple of months I could only say – Mafan- troubles. It was still quite a shock (mostly for the great team of organisers) since about 20-30 complete exhibitions of the best Chinese photographers + of great selection of international photographers + mine were printed, framed installed in the 5 different villages, catalogues printed, concerts, talks, markets, workshops organized and on the top of this, everything mostly financed by the same people that has canceled the festival… Go figure this out…

Buuut, instead of crying out loud we have seized the moment and took out the best of the given situation. It was not long that I have meet some old friends and meet new ones in the house of Ou Ning, the main organizer, curator, capo di banda…
Next day we have planed to get up early and check the exhibitions that were not put down yet and we were happy to see that some of the best were still on display. This was the start of out little underground festival… We were strolling in the small villages, finding out ways around the exhibition spaces scattered around… Eventually we have seen also my new 3D exhibition called Timekeeper. This series was shot in this villages 4 months ago, when I have spend 7 days cursing around this villages and shooting. I was really happy when I have seen that my work were put up in one of the nicest ancestors halls… The one where one of the opening scenes of the Crouching tiger, hidden dragon was filmed. And in addition to that, I have shared the same place with the exhibition of Iwan Baan… As I have heard my show was on for the longest time, since it didnt had any problematic photos… I will take this as a compliment at this time… 🙂 Since most of the foreign artist and Chinese artist from further away flew here before the news of the cancellation break out we still had 3 amazing nights together. 3 dinners, 3 concerts, Beijing Opera performance and 2x sino-french-italian-slovenian friendship hotel after parties… Oh yeah… And when we were walking through all this villages again I took the opportunity to find the people I have shot and giving them photos that I have took of them… They were supper happy, especially when 4 moths later they really didn’t expect me knocking on their doors again… 🙂
There is a slight option that this whole thing is going to be moved and shown in some other place, but that’s another story…
As I have said to Ou Ning, that was by fare the best canceled festival that I have attended and I am really hoping they will be luckier next time…
One more time a HUGE thank you to the whole crew for the hard work, organisation, everything!!!
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Luvon Look Book Spring Summer 2013

•November 18, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I have shoot another look book with Lu. Despite cca 50 looks it went smooth. We got about 150kg of sand in the studio and I am sure guys were glad to clean the mess after we have finished shooting…

http://www.luvonbyliulu.com

Model: Xie Teng

Mua: Maria Vittoria Bortolussi

Hair: Fausto Leoni

 

 

 

 

Beijing Hutong Exhibiton

•October 30, 2012 • 1 Comment

This week I had the shortest and the longest exhibition up till now… Also the most boring and the most exciting…

In July I have shoot a series of 3D photos for a young Chinese clothing designer Su Guang Yu. The inspiration of the shoot was Memories… Memories of a girl that returned to a place where she was growing up and found out that the house and the whole neighbourhood whre she was growing up was demolished… She is remembering playing with her younger sister, grandma, celebrating birthday with her family and the other moments there are far gone…

This Thursday we exhibited this photos for the first time in a really amazing gallery – Chambers Fine Art in Chaochangdi art district. Gallery is in a complex of galleries designed by Chines artist Ai Wei Wei.  Exhibition was nice, wine was cold, catering tasty but since I barely knew anyone was pretty unexciting…

After this show all the nicely framed photos in the size of 200x140cm suppose to got o trash?! which is a “blasphemy” for any artist-photographer! I have organised rescue mission – van that took photos to my place and decided that I am going to take photos in the demolished hutong where I have shot them.

Hutong is a type of narrow streets or alleys with traditional houses connected to nice courtyards… They are laid out in a chessboard pattern which was established as early as the Ming Dynasty. This neighbourhoods are disappearing rapidly since they have prime locations where they are planing to build shopping malls, subway, roads and residential compounds.

I have found one of this ment to be destroyed hutongs by chance months ago and was a perfect set for this shoot. The best part were friendly people that were really happy and excited to see that something new is going on. Since we needed to appropriate traditional Chinese living environment they borrowed us lots of things from their houses and some of them even posed on the photos… This is why I felt it would be great to bring the photos back to the place they were created…

So I have organised a small picnic, exhibition opening, early b day party in this hutong named – Tuo Fang Ying. Traditional Chinese food, Chinese chess, badminton, beers, wine,  Natalia baked amazing apple pie and muffins. The best part was that looots of villagers came to see the photos and share food and drinks with us! That was something that I was hoping fore but didnt have any idea if they are actually going to show up. They did and it was amazing watching them being amazed by 3D technique, recognizing the locations, people they know…

On the end we have put photos on the different walls in the hutong and it was really cool when one lady asked if we can put one on here house aswel… we did…

Mission successful… Wondering how long are the photos and the hutong going to last…

Day after tomorrow I am flying to Yixian where is held an International Photo Festival that I am taking part of… But more about this upon return…

The decoration of the most popular place in huong.. Public toilet.

Barbara

•October 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

New team, new design, new photos… We shot on the amazing location – The liberty hill in Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia.

A big thans to my whole crew.

Assistants: Andraž Blaznik and Anže Vrabl

Stylist: Barbara Podlogar

Makeup: Tina Fabian for MaxFactor

Her assistant: Lara Pirc

Hair: Matjaž Šiška

His assistant: Sabina

To see higher resolution photos visit my webpage: www.matjaztancic.com