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Fake Weddings + Replichroming.

falsi pir-4This weekend, I was invited by the Tourism Board of Supetar (island of Brač) to photograph a fake wedding. It was, actually, a fake traditional wedding, making it even more interesting to watch, specially because I was never told much about the whole event, and conversations went like “So… who’s getting married?”, “Oh Mirko, nobody! Now, let’s go get the bride!!”. I was confused.

In the end, this huge celebration was organized by local people in order to celebrate something, that I was never quite certain about, but I’ll just assume that life is a good thing to celebrate. Summer is coming, the sea is getting warmer and having friends, family and health are a good thing to brag about. So they (we) did.

Enjoy.

 

Since you made it so far, I’ll tell you that some pics were made using the base of Replichrome presets, lovely stuff!

 

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Brač Yet Again

Hey all!Brac2

Just a quick post to let you know that I’m –finally– heading to Dalmatia tomorrow! I’ll be staying in Supetar for about a week (or until somebody kicks me out) and I’ll be traveling to different parts of Brač looking for islanders whose ancestors left to Patagonia and still live there, as well as documenting life, landscapes and everything related to that amazing place.

Again, If you feel like giving me a hand, have a coffee or a beer, please let me know at mirkolovic@gmail.com

If you want more details about what I’ll be doing there, have a look at this interview done by Slobodna Dlmacija over here.

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The Face Of Sutivan + Wrinkles Galore

 

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After more than a year without any language lessons, books, or similar, I had to give an interview in my much reduced and grammatically offensive croatian skills while in Split.

Furthermore, I had to speak to everyone on Brač in croatian, which wasn’t much of a problem. Language-wise, I lost all my shame a few years ago, so talking is fine with me. Listening, however, was a more difficult task, since their dialect –Čakavski or Chakavsky– was not the easiest thing to understand for a super novice in easter european languages.

However, the weather wasn’t the best and even though many, many chilean-croatians come from the Island of Brač, at the beginning was no easy task to trace families from which I had no last names, addresses or ways to find them but eventually I got my way around the island, and maybe my broken grammar, thick accent (to my great shame) and objectives were made very clear to most of the people. I’m not even halfway to acquire the material I want to, but at least I’m on my way. Continue reading

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Halfway there in Brač + My 2 degrees

Last thursday I arrived for the second time to Brač, after 3 years. I was too little here the first time to notice if anything has changed and it was summer time, which equals to madness, partial nudity and lots of crazy day and nightlife.

So at the end of February, this is the exact opposite: quiet streets, not many open stores (I’ve found only one bakery that opens ’til 8 pm) and a crazier weather than expected. Still, the chance to see these places in such calm way is just like looking at the backstage of a huge show that will last for 6-7 months, meanwhile here, for a few days, people are repairing/modifying their apartments, konoba, roads, etc. You get the pic.

While my search for people goes at a slow pace, I’ve found some other images worth capturing.

So, here they are.

Much love.

PS: Noticed when editing images a while ago, I am definitely, totally and unmistakable twisted 2 degrees horizontally, which explains my awkward drawings, pictures and maybe some back pains. Must track progress.

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Off to Brač

Hi all!

Just a quick, short post to let you know that as of tomorrow, I’ll be in Brač, Croatia, photographing people, lifestyle and landscapes for a personal project I’ve been working on about immigrants in Patagonia. Brač is one of the islands that most croats came from in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, to the rough Patagonian living conditions, in a region that was just being born.

If you know anyone who has connections to the island, anyone who has stayed after their relatives left, anyone with an interesting story, let me know and I’ll do my best to get to them.

More updates from the island!

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Hola hola!

Un pequeño posteo para contarles que mañana, y por una semana, estaré en Brač, Croacia, buscando gente, naturaleza y la simple vida de isla para fotografiar, como parte de un proyecto personal en el que estoy trabajando hace un tiempo. Brač la isla de la cual provienen la mayoría de los inmigrantes croatas que actualmente viven en Patagonia y el resto de Chile, cuando debido a factores económicos y ambientales, debieron emigrar a finales de siglo XIX y comienzos del siglo XX, cambiando la tranquila y cálida isla por la austral y dura vida pionera en la joven Patagonia.

Si conocen a alguien que esté vinculado a esta historia, que viva en la isla, alguien que sepa historias o simplemente esté interesado en este proyecto, pueden dejar un lindo comentario.

Mas desde la isla!

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