Nota do nosso editor de Fotografia:
Embora uma boa imagem seja sempre uma boa imagem, qualquer que seja o processo usado na sua criação, não posso deixar de confessar uma progressiva saturação com o desfilar de fotografias vestidas pelo Deus da moda digital; o Photoshop.
Autor convidado desta edição, o esloveno Rok Pavlovski decidiu cortar com um passado bem recente, recheado de autênticos postais ilustrados, daqueles que arrancam muitos likes no Facebook, construir as suas próprias câmaras, e partir rumo aos primórdios da fotografia em busca da inocência perdida.
Rok Pavlovski (also known as the proverbial Tatanka Yotanka), was born on the dawn of the 1970s. Through the perilous journey of his early years, he has acquired many a useless (and some of them artsy!) pieces of degree. Despite his greatest efforts, his painting never met the prolific standard worthy of a guided frame. To materialize some of his artistic heartaches, he finally succumbed and became what were his father and grandfather before him — a jeweler. Nevertheless, he did not give up on the idea of capturing the beauty of his surroundings on paper. The onset of the midlife crisis and a brand new DSLR camera, provided by none other than his supportive mother, brought about all that the Pavlovski was about to become (artistically, of course). After mastering the digital, analog photography became his new obsession. A year ago, interest in large format photography was sparked in Rok, but due to the financial burden that such ambition brings, he decided to build the cameras himself. The collection of his handmade photographic machines now boasts with 5 different analog camera models and the number is soon to grow. Some call it snobbery, some are screaming that he should get a real job, but in the end, it was the burning passion and years of dedication to the mistress we call art, that made his ancient-looking analog creations spring to life in this cold digital world.