Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? What influences you, what you’re excited about at the moment, any projects you’re working on?
I was born and grew up in belgrade, the capital of serbia. i remember my early childhood as a very sunny time, then the chain of bad politics and wars started and was more or less like that from then on, untill now.
I studied interior and furniture design at university of applied arts in Belgrade. product design (mostly furniture) is what I do, but I also draw and take pictures. I hope I will find some time to paint soon, because that’s what I really love to do.
Earlier I was trying to focus on one thing, but then I realized the only way for me is to do all those things at the same time, which makes me messy and confused, but happy at the same time.
I think the biggest influence on me had Michelangelo Antonioni. I have never seen pictures as beautiful as stills from his movies. But all the things I like and dislike have a certain effect on what I do.
At the moment I am working on some furniture projects, making some prototypes, and getting my chair produced by a factory from singapore, which is an amazing experience.
I am also preparing a booklet, and some more things. But honestly what makes me the most excited at the moment is moving to a new flat where I hope to get some space and calm to do oil on canvas.
What makes a good photograph?
For me it’s very personal. When I see a photograph and feel some goosebumbs, that’s a good photograph for me. I think there are no rules, what I like, you might dislike and the way around.
Do you see your photographs as a record of reality or as a reinterpretation of it?
The pictures I take are always stills from my life, they are documents of reality. But the way I see it and what I choose from the world around, and how I put it in a context - that is my reinterpretation of it, and it has to do with my sensibility and my taste and the way i am.
If five of us go to a picnic together, have fun and sandwiches and shoot around, we will all record the same moments, but all the images will be different.
What do you think is beautiful?
Oh, so many things. I also like ugly things quite a lot. I feel more emotional for them. landscapes are beautiful.
Are there any moments you’ve experienced but been unable to photograph?
Many, I don’t have my camera always in my pocket because I don’t like to shoot all the time. Sometimes it feels better only to look. There are things I feel emotional for but have never been able to shoot.
A lot of your photos are quite intimate, what kind of relationship do you like to have between you and your subject?
Very intimate, or at least very emotional.
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