Summer Recap

Summer has passed so quickly, I still can't get my grasp on it. I spent much time working on my final thesis and tweaking all the little details and tomorrow I'll have my thesis defense and hopefully that'll be the end of my thesis-related bad dreams (really.).

Flowers, flowers, flowers

Roses, sunflowers, flowers whose names I don't even know: they were all very inspirational for me throughout the entire year! I think that part of the reason lies in rereading textile designer Tricia Guild's book Inspiration, given to me for my birthday by a friend years ago (thanx!).

 Self-portrait, August 2015.

Self-portrait, August 2015.

 Self-portrait, July 2015.

Self-portrait, July 2015.

 Self-portrait, April 2015.

Self-portrait, April 2015.

Shooting on the beach

I mostly go to the beach in the evenings: I'm not a fan of sunbathing and in the evenings there are less people as well so I can have my peace. The sea is a fundamental part of my life and I always eagerly wait for summertime to take photos on the beach!

 Self-portrait, July 2015.

Self-portrait, July 2015.

 Model: Iva Pajović, August 2015.

Model: Iva Pajović, August 2015.

Meeting with friends and nice new people & travelling

Everyone comes to their hometown during summer (having beaches at hand doesn't hurt!) and it's always nice meeting old friends! I've travelled to Perugia in August to visit fellow photographer Alessio Albi, and dear Adi Dekel joined us a few days later: shooting with Rebecca Rocchi, patting horses, watching grumpy llamas (and learning the llama song moves!), playing Playstation (no more P.E.!), meeting Rafael Xypsilon, eating good food prepared by Alessio's mum and listening to his dad's history lessons about the area.

 A view of Perugia from Citta' della domenica 

A view of Perugia from Citta' della domenica 

Books!

What's better than reading a good book? Or two? Or five?
I liked The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (I do a better job at dividing J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series from her other works now that she writes under a pseudonym), Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl had its funny moments and I'm currently in the middle of reading Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and Marina Fiorato's The Botticelli Secret.

And movies!

The Royal Tenenbaums can finally be removed from my watchlist - I loved the movie!
On the Pula Film Festival was an amazing Serbian movie entitled Next to Me that we couldn't stop talking about! 

 Pula Film Festival in the Roman amphitheater 

Pula Film Festival in the Roman amphitheater 

Lazy Sunday Links #3

Bea Szenfeld is a Swedish theatrical fashion designer who creates amazing whole-body pieces out of paper and cardboard. ''Haute Papier'' is a collection designed for Spring/Summer 2014., but I haven't seen it until about a week ago and I think it's worthy of sharing!
Bea also made garments worn by Bjork and Lady Gaga (for her video G.U.Y).

Just WHO doesn't love winter scarves? If there's one thing I can't get enough is the warm feeling of a colorful scarf wrapped around my neck during the coldest winter days. This year my mum is crafting me a long orange one! Take a look at these ones suggested by Refinery29!

Entrepreneur contributor Jacqueline Whitmore shares some tips on Ways to Get People to Believe, Like and Respect You!

What a great way to start the week, isn't it?

Alexandra Avakian, a photographer working for Time and the New York Times was at the scene in 1989. during the fall of the Berlin Wall. You may or may not believe in the story she wrote (although I see no reason why she would lie about it), but the astounding photographs she had taken there are bone-chilling!

On a lighter note: where will you be on New Year's Eve? Instagram photographer @josephowen shares some incredible London views! Well, just a suggestion :)

One of the young photographers whose work I regularly follow, the Munchen-based Laura Zalenga, starred in a beautifully poetic music video by Dobre'! She runs through fog, city streets and woods, but you have to watch it until the end to understand the meaning! :) 

Lazy Sunday Links #2

It's Sunday again! Isn't it amazing how fast time flies by sometimes?

This week I've got a TON of awesome links I want to share with you all and I think you're really going to enjoy scrolling through them with your favourite cup of coffee/tea! :)

Do you know what it takes to feel like a creative expert

 

If you’re a freelancer/entrepreneur, you must surely need some sort of planner to keep on track! Vicky writes about ‘Passion Planner’ which is an intricate paper planner created to mark your goals and to-do lists. Will you give it a try?
 

Empty walls call for some beautiful art works! In case you’re not quite sure how to decorate an empty wall, here is a guide for planning a gallery style art wall!
 

Kyle Thompson’s book would make a lovely gift for everyone who loves emotive conceptual photographic work, check it out!
 

A friend recently told me that Tomoyuki Shinohara’s work reminds her of my photos! Such a compliment, what do you think?

Oh, and surely, a bit of eye-candy: cozy knits make perfect autumn wear! Plus, I adore gray both in design and clothing!

 

First blog post

Hi everyone! :)

I’m so excited that I finally started my blog, something I’ve been meaning to do for the past year.

Getting through college (Academy of applied arts; I still need to major next year) taught me one thing: you learn more from your fellow colleagues and friends than from professors.
Furthermore, you learn more on your own; be that exploring the internet, watching tutorials and, of course, making your lazy self get off that chair and go practice into THE REAL WORLD (this sounds scary).

I’ll be covering a lot of topics in my comfy little space of the net here, which can be divided into these categories:
1. behind the scenes photos + videos (yay, videos!)
2. showcasing my latest projects
3. thoughts and opinions about various photography-related stuff
4. tutorials

… and I’m thinking about conducting interviews with photographers I admire, but let’s leave that for now as a Plan B, just an option I’ve been thinking about.
Blogging is rewarding in terms of self-growth, but also time-consuming.

So, to paraphrase Albus Dumbledore (#HarryPotterFan): ”I’ll continue writing this blog in the hope that you will find it entertaining and instructive.”