SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography: Blog http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog en-us (C) 2018 Slobodan Blagojevic - All rights reserved - (312) 927-4198 info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) Mon, 26 Mar 2018 02:05:00 GMT Mon, 26 Mar 2018 02:05:00 GMT http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/img/s/v-5/u907736495-o211669400-50.jpg SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography: Blog http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog 90 120 "Seeing in SIXES" Book Advertisement http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2018/3/seeing-in-sixes-ad 20180315-Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 7.49.38 PM20180315-Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 7.49.38 PM

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11th Annual International Color Awards http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2018/3/11th-annual-international-color-awards Two of my images from Indianapolis, Indiana, were nominated in the 11th International Color Awards competition, in the categories Architecture and Silhouette:

 


Dear Slobodan,

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Nominee at the 11th Annual International Color Awards.

5,642 entries were received from 73 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done! 

The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including Christie's, Paris; Grey Group, New York; The Art Channel, London; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Publicis Conseil, Paris; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Netflix, Los Angeles; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Phillips, New York who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 709 title awards and 730 nominees in 33 categories. The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with. 

Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography year.

Basil O'Brien
Creative Director


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Cuba Cruise 2017 http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/12/cuba-cruise-2017 In December 2017, my daughter's college organized a study cruise trip to Havana, to visit Cuban entrepreneurs. These are my photographic impressions:

https://spark.adobe.com/page/6cpozKHejqUJ9/

 

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) cars cityscapes classic cars cruise cuba dereliction havana people seascapes travel http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/12/cuba-cruise-2017 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 16:47:18 GMT
Honorable Mention in the 2017 ND Awards http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/11/honorable-mention-in-the-2017-nd-awards My series "Lines and Curves" was awarded the Honorable Mention in the 2017 ND Awards' Architecture - Buildings category, among "6849 entries submitted from 89 countries."

https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2017/non-professional/buildings/hm/5879 ( or copy and paste to your browser)

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Published in the LensWork Book "Seeing in Sixes" http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/11/published-in-the-lenswork-book-seeing-in-sixes The prestigious photographic magazine LensWork published its second annual book in a series “Seeing in Sixes.” I am honored to have six pages there with my architectural black and white series “What Else Is There.” The idea behind the book is to present a story, or concept, or common subject, in a short photographic essay, not unlike the Japanese form of poetry known as the haiku. Why exactly six images? The number comes from another literary concept, pioneered by Ernest Hemingway, called the six-word story. Apparently, there is even a website devoted to that new literary genre… fascinating.

You can see those photographs larger in my Black & White gallery.

 

Published in a LensWork book

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) abstract architecture black & white geometric graphic lenswork minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/11/published-in-the-lenswork-book-seeing-in-sixes Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:27:33 GMT
My Image as a Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/10/my-image-as-a-panoramic-jigsaw-puzzle Coming in November: my image of a glorious October morning at the Oxbow Bend in the Grand Teton National park as a jigsaw puzzle:

 

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) fall colors grand teton national park jigsaw puzzle lake morning mountain october oxbow bend panorama reflection wyoming http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/10/my-image-as-a-panoramic-jigsaw-puzzle Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:12:02 GMT
10th Annual International Color Awards http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/4/10th-annual-international-color-award 10th Annual International Color Awards Honors Photographer Slobodan Blagojevic, USA

- Los Angeles (March 4, 2017) - Professional photographer Slobodan Blagojevic, USA, was presented with the 10th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Fashion at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow, streamed Saturday, March 4, 2017.
The live online gala was attended by 9,575 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

10th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie's, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London; Sotheby's, Paris; ING Collection, Netherlands; Y&R, Malaysia; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and J. Walter Thompson, New York who honored Color Masters with 723 title awards and 792 nominees in 33 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,178 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Slobodan's Mannequins, an exceptional image entered in the Fashion category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.colorawards.com

 

MannequinsMannequins

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) award color fashion graphic mannequins urban http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2017/4/10th-annual-international-color-award Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:49:11 GMT
11th Black and White Spider Awards - 3 Images Awarded http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/12/11th-black-and-white-spider-awards---3-images-awarded I had all 3 entries selected in the 11th Spider Awards international competition of black & white photography: one Honorable Mention in the Architectural category, and two nominated (shortlisted) in the Architectural and Portrait categories:

 

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) architecture b&w black & white geometric graphic minimalist portrait http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/12/11th-black-and-white-spider-awards---3-images-awarded Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:34:49 GMT
Interviewed for the Popular Photography on Campus Magazine http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/4/interviewed-for-the-popular-photography-on-campus-magazine April 2016 issue:

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) New York Pop Photo Popular Photography architecture city cityscape published urban http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/4/interviewed-for-the-popular-photography-on-campus-magazine Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:11:24 GMT
Nominee - 9th International Color Awards http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/3/nominee---9th-internl-color-awards Another recognition for one of my Houston abstracts.

About the contest: 5,678 entries were received from 78 countries. The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including Contrasto, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; DDB, Berlin; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Art Beatus Hong Kong; DB Agency, Milan; InStyle Magazine, New York and Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna.

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) Houston abstract architecture geometric graphic minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/3/nominee---9th-internl-color-awards Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:56:17 GMT
1st Place - Popular Photography Magazine's Annual Contest http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/3/1st-place---popular-photography-magazines-annual-contest April edition of the magazine, page 55:

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Aqua Building - ChicagoAqua Building - Chicago

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) Pop Photo Popular Photography Popular Photography Magazine abstract architecture geometric graphic minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/3/1st-place---popular-photography-magazines-annual-contest Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:14:22 GMT
Double-Page Spread in Chicago's CS Magazine http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/3/double-page-spread-in-chicagos-cs-magazine Got a double-page spread in the March issue of CS Magazine (Chicago Social, an edition of Modern Luxury magazines), page 32: http://www.modernluxury.com/cs/digital-archive (look for March 2016 issue). Hard copy of the magazine can be found in better hotels, boutiques and art galleries.  CS Magazine, March 2016CS Magazine, March 2016

The printed image lost some of its vibrant colors, due to a conversion to CMYK color gamut for printing, and was cropped to match the article's format. Here is the original:

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Here is the accompanying text:

"When local photographer Slobodan Blagojevic strolled down Michigan Avenue on a cold January night, a vast majority of tourists and locals kept their heads down while seeking warmth. However, as he approached Uniqlo, a clothing retailer on the Magnificent Mile, Blagojevic was drawn to a scene of unusually bright colors in the mannequin display.

'There was something symbolic in the almost military lineup of the mannequins: the uniformity of their body positions and heads that, even when glowing, remain faceless,' recalls Blagojevic. 'A friend of mine mentioned that it reminds him of a sci-fi movie he hasn't yet seen. It is funny how our mental associations work.'

Originally from Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), Blagojevic has lived in, worked in or visited 33 countries on three continents. And while much of his career has been spent in corporate finance, Blagojevic has also won a number of photographic accolades, including a Moscow International Foto Award, a Black & White Spider Award and the International Aperture Bronze Award. When he moved to Chicago in 2004, it wasn't long until he fell in love with the city's unique architecture. 'When I walk through downtown, I usually look for strong, graphic colors,' he says. And on this night, he found them." - Brittany Farb

A faceless robot army of the future?

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) CS Magazine Chicago Magnificent Mile Michigan Avenue graphic mannequins http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/3/double-page-spread-in-chicagos-cs-magazine Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:04:22 GMT
Finalist in the Popular Photography Magazine's 2015 Competition http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/2/finalist-in-the-popular-photography-magazines-2015-competition Another recognition for a b&w version of the Chicago's Aqua building image - finalist in the POP Photo magazine's 2015 competition in the Architecture category

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) POP Photo Popular Photography abstract architecture contest geometric graphic minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2016/2/finalist-in-the-popular-photography-magazines-2015-competition Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:21:36 GMT
2nd Place in the Digital Photo Magazine Landscapes 2015 Competition http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/12/2nd-place-in-the-digital-photo-magazine-landscapes-2015-competition The Magnificent Tetons photograph, that was previously selected as a finalist, ended up as the 2nd place winner in the Digital Photo Magazine Landscapes 2015 competition:

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See it bigger here.

Notes about the photo: I was in the Grand Teton National Park in early October a few years ago. The day was gray and dark, stormy, and I thought I'd call it a day. I was probably half way on my way back to Jackson Hole, driving from the "usual suspect" points, like Oxbow Bend. I was passing by the Teton Point Turnout when I saw a break in the clouds. I stopped the car and hurriedly set up the tripod. The road there is quite elevated, relative to the field below, giving me a nice, unobscured view of the valley below.

What was fascinating about the scene was the fact that the mighty mountain range managed to break the heavy cloud cover in two, so that the lower clouds got stuck behind the mountain tops, and the higher clouds continued their advance, creating the miles-long crack, and a chance for the setting sun to create the proverbial "silver lining.” Another striking aspect was that the lower clouds seem to turn into fog and glide down into the valley (on the right side of the image).

 

 

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) Digital Photo Magazine Grand Teton clouds fog landscape mountains national park valley http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/12/2nd-place-in-the-digital-photo-magazine-landscapes-2015-competition Tue, 15 Dec 2015 22:01:41 GMT
Shortlisted for the B+W Photographer of the Year http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/12/shortlisted-for-the-b-w-photographer-of-the-year Three of my architectural photographs were shortlisted as a series in the British magazine Black+White Photography for their B+W Photographer of the Year:

 

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3rd Place in the 10th Black & White Spider Awards - Architecture Category http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/11/3rd-place-in-the-10th-black-white-spider-awards---architecture-category Now in its 10th year, Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring the best of black and white photography. More winning images in the professional architectural photography category can be seen here

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10TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC FROM USA

LOS ANGELES (11/21/15) - Professional photographer Slobodan Blagojevic of USA was presented with the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Third Place - Honor of Distinction in Architectural category at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 21, 2015. 

The live online gala was attended by over 10,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.

10th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Bonhams, Random House, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Stockholm City Museum, Annenberg Foundation, Leo Burnett, FTM Art Advisory and Fratelli Alinari who honored Spider Fellows with 505 coveted title awards in 31 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,686 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Slobodan's ‘Aqua,' an exceptional image entered in the Architectural category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Honor of Distinction." Jury member Diane Ruggie from Velocebella agency added, "The gallery of winners and runners up has true stopping power."

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) Spider Awards abstract architectural photography architecture awards black & white geometric graphic minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/11/3rd-place-in-the-10th-black-white-spider-awards---architecture-category Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:31:00 GMT
Finalist in the Digital Photo Magazine's Landscapes 2015 Competition http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/11/finalist-in-the-digital-photo-magazines-landscapes-2015-competition Got a note from the publisher of the Digital Photo Magazine (dpmag.com) that my image "The Magnificent Tetons" has been selected as a finalist in their Landscape 2015 competition.

Notes about the photo: I was in the Grand Teton National Park in early October a few years ago. The day was gray and dark, stormy, and I thought I'd call it a day. I was probably half way on my way back to Jackson Hole, driving from the "usual suspect" points, like Oxbow Bend. I was passing by the Teton Point Turnout when I saw a break in the clouds. I stopped the car and hurriedly set up the tripod. The road there is quite elevated, relative to the field below, giving me a nice, unobscured view of the valley below.

What was fascinating about the scene was the fact that the mighty mountain range managed to break the heavy cloud cover in two, so that the lower clouds got stuck behind the mountain tops, and the higher clouds continued their advance, creating the miles-long crack, and a chance for the setting sun to create the proverbial "silver lining.” Another striking aspect was that the lower clouds seem to turn into fog and glide down into the valley (on the right side of the image).

Magnificent Tetons - Grand Teton National Park, WyomingMagnificent Tetons - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) Digital Photo Magazine Grand Teton clouds fog landscape mountains national park valley http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/11/finalist-in-the-digital-photo-magazines-landscapes-2015-competition Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:53:20 GMT
MIFA - Moscow International Foto Awards 2015 http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/10/moscow-international-foto-awards-2015 Two of my architectural images got awards at the Moscow International Foto Awards competition. If you are in Moscow November 3-10, you can see them projected on screen at the FotoLoft gallery.

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) abstract architecture geometric graphic mifa minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/10/moscow-international-foto-awards-2015 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:58:47 GMT
Featured on InVision Blog http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/9/featured-on-invision-blog My photograph "Shooting for the Moon" was featured as one of 11 Geometric Skies images on the InVision blog: "... a collection of photos that juxtapose glimpses of blue sky and geometric, man-made shapes. These minimalist, clean photos explore the relationship between design and nature, and the bright pop of blue sky is the other constant...."

http://blog.invisionapp.com/design-inspiration-geometric-skies/‚Äč

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) InVision abstract blue design geometric graphic minimalist moon sky http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/9/featured-on-invision-blog Thu, 17 Sep 2015 22:47:15 GMT
Honorable Mention - 8th International Color Awards - Architecture http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/4/honorable-mention---8th-international-color-awards---architecture "CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 8th Annual International Color Awards with: Honorable Mention in Architecture...Aqua Blue II...7,358 entries were received from 79 countries..."

 

 

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info@slobodanblagojevic.com (SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVIC Photography) International Color Awards abstract architecture geometric graphic minimalist http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/blog/2015/4/honorable-mention---8th-international-color-awards---architecture Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:12:00 GMT