Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Sometimes it's hard to understand

 how I can see so much beauty 

in this world

and still my mind feels like this so much of the time. 

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Dance Mamblita

Always nice to see them, even though Andrej abused his microphone privilege to announce my name
 
making me want to hide under the table. 
(yes, that was even scarier than Boris's look)

Friday, 10 January 2020

I am now... infinity

 together with Jasmina Založnik and Darko Dragičević
(reminded me at times to the BBC series Years and Years) 

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

First dip in the sea

and it was bloody freezing (12 C) but also invigorating (not to mention refreshing).
Looking forward to the next one... 

Monday, 6 January 2020

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Hiding from the winter sun

(unfortunately I spend a lot of the day hiding behind my computer screen, working my little fingers (and that disaster that one has to call a brain) off, but I do manage to go for a walk in the sunshine everyday.) 

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Krk

is where Santa comes once he has delivered his presents... I just caught him before he went off again after his 10 day break

Friday, 3 January 2020

Nature reclaiming

its territory back from humans. I wonder how long it will take for all traces of humans to disappear once we have successfully managed to annihilate ourselves from this wonderful planet (and I am sure we will) ...

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Memento Mori

while walking in solitude through what I decided to call Death Valley (not to be confused with the Death Gorge closer to Baška) between the two highest peaks on the island of Krk.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

A walk on the first day of the year

in search of the old oak tree that is over 400 years old, but as we didn't find it, the 12th century church of St Krševan had to do. 

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Without knowing it

I sat on the stage, so at one point Nika had to get me to move (sorry Nika, but you handled the situation magnificently - unlike clumsy old me), so here is a photo from the performance, when I am not actually disturbing it. 

Monday, 23 December 2019

Sometimes one gets invited to the state celebrations

and as I was not expected to take photos of the politicians sitting down, smiling at the wall of photographers, I could play around and I came up with this photo, which too me seemed much more interesting then  close up of a politician,

of course, our former prime minister and current president, had a speech (as it was the Independence and Unity Day state celebration), so I thought I might as well take a photo of him - he was on stage after all...

and only then did I truly start taking photos, when the cultural programme started (I mean that is why we were all there, right?)

Friday, 20 December 2019

From a Poetry Reading

 with Dejan Koban

and Nina Dragičević )and others who were oresenting the new issue of Poetikon in the Tomaž Šalamon Centre for Poetry

to a concert with Insekti, a young band playing at the presentation of young bands Špil Liga in Kino Šiška (unfortunately I missed the first two bands as I was at the poetry reading, but hey, there is only so much culture one can enjoy). 

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Mahlzeit

The last part of the German trilogy by Beton Ltd. 
(I missed No.2, so hoping it will be on again at some time)

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Following a long Saturday night

with the New Power Generation and at Bunker's pre-New Year party, Sunday morning started with The Feast (before I had to go home to work on a translation). 

As this seems to be Dragana's favourite photo of the morning, I thought it deserves to be on the blog.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

The New Power Generation

 with the very Prince like MacKenzie

 having fun on stage with the band

and a bit of a portrait to wrap it up. 

Friday, 13 December 2019

Karpov not Kasparov

(their epic chess battles were so long ago I forgot which one I rooted for at the time), but now there is a band with this name, and they have a dancer and here she is...

and they were followed by My Baby

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Damir Avdić

 He deserves to have a few photos in a single post 

 because he, with his dark, socially critical texts and powerful performance, 

 gives me faith that there are people out there who care about other people and the world we live in.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Locus Pocus

 and his old school telephone handset started the evening

and Dežurni Krivci continued it (and long debates followed afterwards).

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

100 years of KUD France Prešeren

Not in its original form of course, and not that I have followed it for all of the 100 years (c'mon even I am not that old), but it was a place which importantly formed my love for theatre, live music and gave me an excellent starting point for my photography... It was probably the first place I started going to see plays on my own accord (The ones I remember best are the ones by the theatre group Ana Monro in the 1980s - I really wish I would have been a photographer back then), it was probably the first place I started attending festivals (I was a regular at their one month summer free for all festival) and it was also the first place I started taking photographs on a daily basis and where my good friend Damjan and I started a blog on which Damjan and I posted photos every night after the evening performance, and which we expanded the next year into a photography 'competition' open to anyone who came to the festival (because I believed that I can't be the only one who enjoys photography this much and wanted to provide a platform for anyone else who might want to try themselves out in this wonderful endeavor... I am certain that it was because of my photography at KUD that I got my first paid photography assignment (covering a concert for Mladina).
So when they organised an anniversary concert I knew I had to go (especially as I was back in the country after a long time) and on the night I saw Lolita (the photo above)

 Leon Matek 

Marko Brecelj

 Jani Kovačič

Sakrabolt, Dolly Bad!

As they had various problems, disagreements and financial difficulties over the years (don't we all), this concert did not take place in the original building (it is now run by somebody else) and it only included a fraction of the people involved in the good old times... I must say that I really, really, I mean really missed Ana Monro at the anniversary.