I’ve mentioned in previous posts that one of the things I enjoy most about my photography is all the new friends I have made, both online and often then later in person. I met quite a few people at the very special Austrian Supercircuit presentation in Linz, as described in another post, including someone I had know online for a long time, Bojan Petrovic, who while there invited me over to visit him in Serbia. I’m someone who takes invitations at face value – as many photographers have found out at their peril ;-) – so I was very pleased to visit Bojan recently in his home town of Paracin.
While there the Kanal M TV station filmed a programme about me and my photography, my friendship with Bojan, and my visit to him, including coming with us on a real-life shoot and filming me giving my talk to the local camera club. It was screened on TV twice last week, and now it’s available on YouTube. My thanks go to the Producer, Emil Milojević, who put the extra effort in to also produce an English language version.
My side of the filming was quite easy, the TV crew shot us for a couple of hours doing a shoot, so I just acted normally. Then Emil asked me questions for around 15 minutes, which was very interesting as I had no idea what he was going to ask me , my answers are not pre-prepared and hopefully represent my true thoughts and feelings – I must say though that I don’t like the sound of my own voice, especially when played back to me, as you can probably guess I’m a Brummie. Then I just did my talk as normal at the camera club, and gave the station copies of some of my images. So my bit was easy and I think they did a great job producing a piece that I hope the viewers found interesting, as well as all the extra effort for the additional English version.
Click the video below, it’s just under 13 minutes in length.
Many thanks to Bojan for inviting me over, to Emil and his team for making the programme, the great amateur models I worked with, and all the wonderful new Serbian friends I made over there. It was truly an interesting, amazing and unforgettable experience. The Serbian people I met were so friendly, and passionate about their photography, I have no doubt that I will return sometime.