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ABOUT ME

HISTORY

My first attempts in photography date back to 1980 and since then photography has become my way of seeing the world around me. 

I started doing photography in highschool when my friends and I founded FKK DPD Svoboda in Borovnica in 1980.

In the time of analog photography, small darkrooms, smuggled chemicals and photo paper from Italy, in the time of Zenith and Praktica, we were looking for motifs and our creative selves around our homeland. We organized photo exhibitions, participated in competitions and above all… socialized. 

Then our life paths diverged, the camera retreated into the background and became merely a means of recording family events.


Almost forty years have passed. They say you never forget your first one. And in reality, the desire to take photos reawakened in me.

Thus, all the photos published on this page were taken from 2014 onwards.

 

There are many little things around us that we ignore in this consumerism rush. I see this world differently through the lens of a camera, it gives me positive energy.

Photography means passion and joy for me, with it I can stop time and create memories at the same time. It offers me its own view of the world.

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1980       Co-founder of the Photo Cinema Club "Svoboda" Borovnica

1982       Recipient of the Silver Plaque of the Narodna tehnika Jugoslavija for the organization of the national exhibition "Youth Photo 1982" 

1982       The first accepted photography at the 1st Republic Exhibition of Beginner Photography - Bohinjska Bistrica

1985       Member of the Photography Committee at the Presidency of the Photo Cinema Association of Slovenia

1985       Member of the Commission for Work with Youth at the Photo Cinema Association of Slovenia

1986       The Best Exhibitor of the Photo Cinema Club "Svoboda" Borovnica in the period between 1982 and 1986

         ...

2014       The first accepted photography at the international photographic exhibition level FIAP/PSA

2017       First FIAP Blue Badge for the Best author of the FIAP Salon

2017       Awarded Photographer on the world's most exclusive curated photo gallery 1X.COM

2017       Photo "Acte Noir I" - Gold Medal  FZS for B&W photography on "48. Slovenian Annual Photo Exhibition 2017" FZS 

2017       Photo "Bar" - Gold Medal  FZS for color photography on "48. Slovenian Annual Photo Exhibition 2017" FZS 

2018       Achievement Award of Photographic Art (Draco Festival of International Photographic Art) - China

2018       Elected president of the Photographic Association of Slovenia (FZS) for the period 2018-2023

2021       The Best Exhibitor of the Photo club Ljubljana in the period between 2015 and 2021

2021       Photo "Acte Noir I" received HM on the International Black & White Photography Contest MONOCHROME AWARDS 2020 

2021       The Art Council of Photographic Association of Slovenia grants the highest title Master of Photography FZS

2015     SKOPJE, North Macedonia – Exhibition of Contemporary Slovenian photo

2018     DURBAN, South Africa - 34th Black and White FIAP Biennial

2018     GUANGZHOU, China – World's Elite Photograph Print Exhibition

2019     SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina - GPU Donation Exhibition for children's foster home "Dom Bjelave"  

2019     BEIJING, China (Museum of Visual arts) - PSA International Print Exhibition

2019     CIFENG, Inner Mongolia, China - PSA International Print Exhibition

2019     ZHUJIAJIAO, China - PSA International Print Exhibition

2019     SHAOXING, China - PSA International Print Exhibition

2019     DHAKA, Bangladesh (Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy) - PSA International Print Exhibition

2020     LJUBLJANA (Galerija Krka) - Monografija 88

2020     COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Lionel Wendt Art Centre) - PSA International Print Exhibition

2021     YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (R.J. Katamsi Gallery) - PSA International Print Exhibition "Borderless"

2021     GORICA, Italy - XXIII Foto Incontro

2021     GREECE, Global Photographic Union - 1st Photo Virtual Festival

2021     BIJELJINA, Bosnia and Herzegovina (FIAP Exhibition Center Art Photo Gallery) - Tuscany

DISTINCTIONS

1983   F3 FSJ              Photographer Third Class FSJ

1983   F2 FSJ              Photographer Second Class FSJ

1985   IF FSJ                Photo instructor FKZS / FSJ

2015   F1 FZS              Photographer First Class FZS

2016   KMF FZS          Candidate for Master of Photography FZS

2021   MF FZS             Master of Photography FZS (highest tittle)

2015    AFIAP                Artist of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique

2016    EFIAP                Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique

2017    EFIAP/b            Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique / bronze

2018    EFIAP/s             Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique / silver

2019    EFIAP/g            Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique / gold

2020    EFIAP/p            Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique / platin

2021    EFIAP/d1          Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique / diamond 1

2015     PPSA               Proficiency of Photographic Society of America

2016     EPSA               Excellence of Photographic Society of America

2017     MPSA              Master of Photographic Society of America

2020     MPSA 2           Master 2 of Photographic Society of America  

2017     HIUP                Honour of  International Union Of Photographers - China

2018     EIUP                Elite of International Union Of Photographers - China

2018     MIUP               Master of International Union Of Photographers - China

2019     GAIUP             Great Achievement of International Union Of Photographers

                                           (highest tittle)

2018     GPU CR 1       Crown of Global Photographic Union 1 - Greece

2018     GPU CR 2       Crown of Global Photographic Union 2 - Greece

2018     GPU CR 3       Crown of Global Photographic Union 3 - Greece

2018     GPU CR 4       Crown of Global Photographic Union 4 - Greece

2021     GPU CR 5       Crown of Global Photographic Union 5 - Greece (highest tittle)

2018     GPU VIP 1      Very Important Photos 1

2020     GPU VIP 2      Very Important Photos 2

2020     GPU VIP 3      Very Important Photos 3

2022     GPU VIP 4      Very Important Photos 4

2019     c*MoL              contestant * Master of Light of Master of Light Association - Canada

2019     c**MoL             contestant ** Master of Light of Master of Light Association Canada

2019     c***MoL           contestant *** Master of Light of Master of Light Association Canada

                                           (highest tittle)

2019    G.APS              Genius of Agile Photographic Society - Bangladesh

2020    A.APS              Artisan of Agile Photographic Society - Bangladesh

2021    M.APS              Master of Agile Photographic Society - Bangladesh

2021  GWP.ICS          Grand World Photographer of Image Colleague Society Int. USA

                                          (highest tittle - 6th with this award)

2021    AAPG            Artist of Association of Photographers of Georgia

2021    EAPG            Excellence of Association of Photographers of Georgia

2018    ER-ISF          Exposant Renommé Image Sans Frontiere - France (highest tittle)

2020    GAPU           Gold Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union - Singapore (highest tittle)

2022   Hon. CPE      Honorary CPE of Campina Photographic Exhibitios Society - Romania

REPRESENTATIVE

2018     Ambassador of International Cultural and Photographic Exchange - China

2018     IUP Country Representative for Slovenia - International Union Of Photographers, China

2021     ICS Country Representative for Slovenia - Image Colleague Society International, USA

2021     International Liaison Officer PSA for Slovenia - Photographic Society of America, USA

PUBLICATIONS

2016     Digital Camera (SLO Edition)

2016     The Huffingtonpost (US edition) 

2016      Who's Who in Photography 2015 - Photographic Society of America - Top 30

2017     Island Tours s.r.l. Italija - Islanda

2017     Photo magazine CameraPixo - We inspire / vol.16 - Editor's Choice Award

2017     Photo magazine CameraPixo - We inspire / vol.17 - Photo Press Award

2017     Photo magazine CameraPixo - We inspire / vol.18 - Editor's Choice Award​

2017     Photo magazine CameraPixo - We inspire / vol.19 

2017     Photo magazine CameraPixo - We inspire / vol.20 - Editor's Choice award

2017     Photo magazine CameraPixo - Mono World

2017     Who's Who in Photography 2016 - Photographic Society of America - Top 40

2018     Digital Camera (SLO Edition)

2018     Boundless Photography - Anthology of Worldwide Photographers' Winning Works (China)

2018     Who's Who in Photography 2017 - Photographic Society of America - Top 40

2019     Oseminosemdeset Fotoklub Ljubljana

2019     Who's Who in Photography 2018 - Photographic Society of America - Top 30

2021     Monochrome Awards Annual Book 2020​​

2022     Photo Book 2021 Global Photographic Union

JURY MEMBER

2019    Circular Exhibition of Photography "PEOPLE OF THE WORLD DIGITAL CIRCUIT 2019" - Salon Slovenia (FIAP 2019/116)

2019    International Exhibition of Photography "PANNONIA REFLECTIONS 2019" - Slovenia (FIAP 2019/483)

2019    Circular Exhibition of Photography "DIGITALNA FOTO ARHIVA CIRCUIT 2019" - Salon Montenegro (PSA 2019-151)

2019    International Exhibition of Photography "DRONE 2019" – Slovenia (chairman of the Salon FIAP 2019/461)

2020    International Exhibition of Photography "MYSTIC 2020" - Serbia (FIAP 2020/118)

2020    Circular Exhibition of Photography "DIGITALNA FOTO ARHIVA CIRCUIT 2020" - Salon Montenegro (PSA 2020-161)

2020    Circular Exhibition of Photography "PEOPLE OF THE WORLD DIGITAL CIRCUIT 2020" - Salon Slovenia (FIAP 2020/139)

2020    International Circuit of Photography "CYMK CIRCUIT 2020" - Salon Montenegro (PSA 2020-5463)

2021    International Circular of Photography "BOKA BAY 2021" - Salon Montenegro (FIAP 2021/139)

2021    International Circular Exhibition of Photography "ACROVIUM CIRCUIT 2021" - Montenegro (FIAP 2021/248)

2021    International Circular Exhibition of Photography "GRADAC CIRCUIT 2021" - Salon Serbia (FIAP 2021/401)

2021    International Circular Exhibition of Photography "SNOWY CIRCUIT 2021" - Salon Montenegro (FIAP 2021/552)

2022    International Circular of Photography "BOKA BAY 2022" - Salon Montenegro (FIAP 2022/091)

2022    International Circular of Photography "BALKAN FRAME 2022" - Salon Cacak (FIAP 2022/358)

2022    International Circular of Photography "TRINITY CIRCUIT 2022" - Salon Hungary (PSA 2022-429)

2022    International Salon of Photography "NATURE 2022" - Slovenia (FIAP 2022/353)

2022    International Circular Exhibition of Photography "GRADAC CIRCUIT 2022" - Salon Perasto (FIAP 2022/570)

2022    International Circular of Photography "DANUBE AUTUMN CIRCUIT 2022" - Salon Slovenia (FIAP 2022/478)

AWARDS

Since year 1983 I have participated in photography competitions in 85 countries of the world, of which I have received the following awards in 55 countries:

245    Gold medals

189    Silver and Bronze medals

766    Honourable  mentions

077    Jury awards and cash prizes