Sunday, March 15, 2009

Oasis of the dead

Dead Vlei, Namibia's mystical powerspot (tm) in Namib-Naukluft Park silently displays the skeletons of old acacias, some of them more than 500 years old. It is the ultimate psychomagic place in Africa. After 11am the place becomes deserted and you can enjoy the vast sticky clay pan all for yourself - that is, if there is no film crew present.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Übermensch

No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

(Model: Viktorija Bencik)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Panta Rhei

There was this magical place in the heart of my hometown. It looked like an abandoned 19th century Wild West saloon and had a special aura surrounding it. I did some of my best loved photos there.
Sadly, as of this rough winter, it no longer exists.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bad Girl's diaries

According to american actress Tallulah Bankhead, “It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time...”.

Hmmmm, is that so...?

(Model: S.@MG)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gone with the wind

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
(An excerpt from "And did those feet" by William Blake).

Friday, March 6, 2009

The first letter

Just came back from British Virgin Islands where we did a photoshoot with fabulous Monika Pučelj, a singer and a friend. The shot above is from our previous autumn photosession back home. I love how one of my initials is bigger than all of her body. What an egotrip...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tea in Sahara

In 2007, BBC News website published a selection of my photographs from Algeria.
Every year I am drawn to this crazy place called Sahara. In the Hoggar Mountains, deep in the heart of Algeria, lies a refugee built by a priest Charles de Foucauld. Seeing the sunrise from his hut is a pure mystical experience, a kind of magic.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Million Dollar Baby

...In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade,
and he carries the reminders
of every glove that laid him down or cut him 'till he cried out
in his anger and his shame..
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains...
from The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel

The fashion spread was made as a hommage to Clint Eastwood's multiple Academy Award(tm) winning movie Million Dollar Baby.
Be sure to check out his latest masterpiece called Gran Torino... what a monumental movie!!!

(Model: Neza@Model Gorup)

Monday, March 2, 2009

La Forêt Magique

This picture of Mostec (Ljubljana's recreational spot) got lost forever in a crash involving my external drive. Or so I thought...
Somehow it managed to find its way to a back-up DVD (unbeknownst to me) and hid there until rediscovered recently.