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www.blur-magazine.com | issue 28 | december 2012


CONTENTS DENIS PLEIĆ COLUMN

LAPIĆ/UŠTULICA PROJECT

Željko Koprolčec INTERVIEW

Croatian State Archives (HDA) MEET the...

FRANJO BAHOVEC PORTFOLIO


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Pamela Klaffke PLAYSTICK

Boris Zuliani INSTANTION

Bruno Mercier TETRA

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COVER PAGE

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IMPRESSUM

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EDITORIAL COLUMN

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CONTENTS

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GALLERY 24

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PORTFOLIO | Franjo Bahovec

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MEET THE... Croatian State Archives (HDA)

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INTERVIEW | Željko Koprolčec

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PROJECT | Lapić/Uštulica

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COLUMN | Denis Pleić

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TETRA | Bruno Mercier

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INSTANTION | Boris Zuliani

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PLAYSTICK | Pamela Klaffke

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WINNING GAME I Photo book by Željko Koprolčec

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CONTEST I BLUR’S AMBASSADOR

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BLUR magazine is an international e-magazine founded in 2007 with the mission to promote creative photography worldwide. It represents a meeting place for photographers, both prominent professionals and talented amateurs yet to be discovered, and photography lovers from around 195 countries

In these times of photographic hyper production, BLUR magazine aims to slow the pace and encourage its readers to reflect more on the images and to experience photography more profoundly. This is why BLUR omits technical specifics of photographs and focuses instead on creative, impactful photography and its creators.

ISSN: 1847-7410

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Three years ago, Croatian photography became richer for the unique work of Franjo Bahovec which was discovered by Mr. Josip Horvat, a lo­ cal collector of antiquities, and first presented to the public by an adviser of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Mrs. Marija Tonković. Franjo Bahovec was a successful businessman from Samobor, a small town in Croatia, and a passionate amateur photographer. Due to his wealthy position, enabled by his job, Bahovec

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had the opportunity to capture different mo­ ments through stereography, at that point, in the late 19th and early 20th century, a new medium of photography. This photography technique was capturing images on glass which, when viewed through a stereoscope, resulted in an opti­cal illu­ sion and turned into a 3D experience. Collection of Franjo Bahovec is truly versatile. In it, you can find cities like New York, Vienna, London, Prague, Trieste, Samobor and Zagreb, as well as stories from his intimate life such as

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Stories from the past

Franjo Bahovec (Samobor, 1851.-1924.)

family, sports and romantic moments. Because of its documentary and artistic value, it is indi­ sputable the importance of this photography collection to the Croatian heritage. This is why we decided to present you the work of Bahovec and, through them, tell you some inte­resting stories from the past, which consist of four parts:

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interview | Robert Gojević

ARTISTIC BALANCE Željko Koprolčec

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Tell us about your first experience with a camera. My first camera was a Certo Dollina folding camera. I got it from my father who in turn got it during World War II from an Italian officer, a great photography enthusiast. The camera still holds a special place in my studio. My father later bought me the popular Russian Zorki when he was in Moscow, and I remember it well as it helped me take my first professional photos for the magazine Plavi Vjesnik. You were a respected photojournalist for Vjesnik. What drew you to journalism and this type of photography?

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As a kid I was fascinated with television, and I thought journalism could bring me closer to that medium, so I became a youth journalist in Plavi Vjesnik. Since I was a photography enthusiast from my early childhood, it was an ideal opportunity to have a serious go at it, which later made me realize photography was indeed to become my life.

ARTISTIC BALANCE Ĺ˝eljko KoprolÄ?ec

Croatia |http://www.zeljkokoprolcec.com/

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I cannot but start this installment with something the whole a short notice about the events, which I think deserves world already knows about: the horrible quake that hit repeating here: Japan on March 11, 2011, and the following tsunami... and other, more sinister dangers, which are not over yet. In light of recent earthquake and the following disasters in Japan, the staff, authors and the collaborators of BLUR When it happened, the first thing I thought about were the magazine express their sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the wonderful photographers whom we already published here: people of Japan. To all Japanese people and in particular to our I immediately sent a mail to all of them, asking if everyone friends from Japan whose photos we have published, or are yet was OK. Fortunately, they are all OK, not one of them lives in to publish, we wish a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with the worst affected areas, and no one was hurt, but everyone Japan and with the Japanese people. was, quite understandably, almost in a state of shock. I asked if there is anything I can do personally, or if there is I feel close to these people: although I have never met them, anything that we as an online magazine/community can and our conversation and contacts were rather elementary do, but there is not really much one can do: sending any (due mostly to the language barrier), I feel that they have kind of aid individually to the other side of the world is become a part of my life in a way: I follow their work on not very practical, and we have already given to the relief Flickr, post encouraging comments now and then, and organisations and/or the Red Cross for the victims of the indeed care very much about them. They are wonderful quake in Japan. What is perhaps more important is to show photographers, their work is inspiring and beautiful, and the people of Japan that they are not alone: we wrote all of them are doing their part in putting their country and

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their lives back on the track. Before this disaster we were discussing a possible joint show of their photographic work here in Croatia - but now it seems that such an event is not likely to occur very soon. Besides, I think that our efforts should be directed towards those who need help the most. We are all doing what we can: among other things, I have helped organize a kind of Japan-awareness class at the local primary school, where the kids saw a documentary about Japan and its culture and customs, and later learned how to make origami cranes, with lots of good wishes for Japan. And all the teachers participated, too: there was a genuine positive energy involved. Such things are at least as important and valuable as the actual humanitarian aid being sent to Japan. While we are on the subject of Japan and everything Japanese, the beginning of April is also the time when the cherry tree in our back yard blossoms. Although it is not

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project | Robert Gojević project

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Bruno Mercier France | http://www.brunomercier.fr France | http://www.brunomercier.fr

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Bruno is a French photographer born in 1962 in Versailles, France. He studied Architecture and started his carreer as comics’ author and illustrator.

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How did you become a photographer?

I was basically born as photographer since my mother, who was a photographer herself, broke her water in her studio! But seriously, school never attracted me much, so I quit my studies when I was 17 years old. A friend gave me a list of studios, and I tried to find an assistant position. The first one on the list—the biggest advertising studio in Paris—gave me a one-month probationary period, even though I didn’t know a thing about cameras. I was so happy to trade my math and grammar books for the books of Avedon, Sieff, Max Pam, Salgado, Roversi or Irving Penn! My boss truly loved photography and owned a huge collection of photography books. I looked at the work of masters every day and started to understand photography. In the studio, I learned everything about

The Lightpainter Boris Zuliani France http://www.boriszuliani.com/

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What was your first thought as you heard about Polaroid closing?

I had heard many rumors for a long time, but I never wanted to believe them. In 2003, while I was buying film at my supplier in France, I saw a sticker that said, “Out of production soon,� and that drove me crazy. I ran to my bank and spent my savings to buy as much film as I could.

The Lightpainter Boris Zuliani France http://www.boriszuliani.com/

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playstick | Jennifer Henriksen

ANIMAL CHILD Pamela Klaffke

Canada | http://www.pamelaklaffke.com BLUR MAGAZINE 22


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What are the biggest challenges you have encountered while shooting with toy cameras? The biggest challenge was learning what to expect from different kinds of expired film and how different films will react to available light, flash, alternative processing, etc. Early on, I bought out the contents of a camera shop’s film fridge for a great price and that gave me the opportunity to experiment with all kinds of film, and I really concentrated on learning the quirks of each type I had.

ANIMAL CHILD Pamela Klaffke

CANADA | http://www.pamelaklaffke.com

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