Friday, February 28, 2014

My new models

The young people from PUM center, Škofja Loka:

Ljubljana's red roofs

It's amazing how two distant cities as Ljubljana and Riga look so much alike. I find a lot of architectural similarities but also the whole atmosphere of Ljubljana is so nordic. Here are some shots of the characteristical for Ljubljana red roofs photographed from the Ljubljanski grad (the Ljubljana castle): a mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is an interesting tourist point, the idyllic grounds for long strolls just a glance away from the lively city centre. The Ljubljana castle offers many cultural, historic and entertaining events throughout the year. The Ljubljana castles combine rich historical heritage with cultural activities, as they are also seats of cultural institutions and have museum collections on display. Cooperation between the institutions that administer the castles (the Ljubljana Castle Public Institute, the International Centre of Graphic Arts, the Museum of Architecture and Design, and the National Museum of Contemporary History) was established on the initiative of the individual institutions and is in line with Municipality of Ljubljana’s cultural development strategy. Although the intention of the cooperation between the institutions is to link them into a whole, each of them remains a unique story in itself.

More information about the Ljubljana Castle HERE

Thursday, February 20, 2014

When reality doesn't meet up your expectations

I've been trying to merchandize Atelje Clobb or practically bring money into arts... My intention was to make some postcards and bookmarks by linocut traditional printmaking. Unfortunately the size and complexity of my drawings don't permit it. As a second chance I tried to fulfill my project by creating some dry points but the time and efforts employed can't provide the edition that we need in order to have some profit...
Digital prints needed!
But still:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

First experiences in Ljubljana

Due to its compact size, Ljubljana is a walking and environmentally friendly city. It has one of the best-preserved Baroque quarters in Central Europe that blends harmoniously with the younger Art Nouveau style. And it was blessed with the talent of Jože Plečnik, who, between the two World Wars, created the cosmopolitan image of Ljubljana with his eclectic architecture and future-oriented town planning. The young and dynamic spirit of the Slovenian capital often stuns first-time visitors. No wonder, since out of a population of 280,000 around 50,000 are university students.

Something you shouldn’t miss? This certainly is the discovery of the picturesque central market, a real feast to the eyes. It is one of the rare places where one can still buy fresh and genuine produce directly from the farmers. A truly “ljubljanesque” experience is to go there on a Saturday - the day when many local residents flock there, combining shopping and socializing. The fresh ingredients from the market are the basis of culinary delights served in the plentiful restaurants and inns. 

All these elements melt into a special atmosphere of the Slovenian capital. Even at first glance, Ljubljana seems somehow pleasant and familiar, but at the same time interesting and totally different. Its cosiness, dynamic image and human scale flair are often remembered later.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


The first concert I took photos of here. Among the remainings of the beach party scenography:


Some really nice concerts took place in MKC Pri Rdeči Ostrigi last saturday. Two local Slovenian bands performed. Being the new local photojournalist I did my best to cover the event.