Photographer of the Month – July 2012

Author Ms sophos9 - Last updated: 29.07.2012

This month we feature a Slovenian photographer, who is best known for her self portraits in abandoned places and stripy socks. So, let’s check out the work of bumble~bee, also known as Maša Kores…..

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My Kit

At the beginning I had Sony camera (cyber shot)..really small, pocket camera..I still can not believe I was actually taking serious photos with it! Then it was soon not enough, so I got a Canon D400.. good camera..but I was growing and growing (in photography) and I needed more.

So, Now I have Nikon D5100, 10-20mm and, 18-105mm lenses. My favorite is 10-20mm, because I can get a looooot into my photo. Tripod I use is SLIK PRO 330DX.

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My Technique and Inspiration:

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Inspiration? Hm, I don’t know… I just know what I like, and when I come somewhere, I know what I’ll take photos of and what not. I really do not have special inspiration. I have some idea in my head when I see the place, and thats it.. and then I do everything to realise it.. Sometimes I also bring my own props with me (black angel wings, skull…)

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Technique..? Hm.. First I crop the image, so I like how everything is positioned in the photo. Then I start with levels, and make the colours nice, then maybe I use burn tool, make some shadows or some areas dark. I use a little hdr effect with HDR effect PRO, sometimes (rarely) I also use some brushes I download on devianart.com.
For some effects I also use lightroom, but I am not big expert there, so I dont use it very often ..

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So, a little bit about me.

Ok, so..

Hi, my name is Maša Kores, I live in Slovenia (no, not Slovakia, but Slovenia

:D

). I really don’t remember exactly how I started to be interested in urbex, but yes.. I am glad I started. I’ve seen a lot of amazing places, I’ve met a lot of people, and with some of them become good friends.

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I’ve always liked to explore, since I was a kid actually. Not really abandoned places, but…places where I wasn’t allowed to go, or places I didnt know. My favourite abandoned place is hospital..why? I always wanted to be a surgeon, and I really like the smell of hospitals (yes, now you can call me weirdo!)

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Three things that you didn’t know about me..?

Hmmm..

My favourite flavour of ice cream is CoCoNuT (if there is no coconut flavour, probably I won’t have any).

My favourite band? Editors

and what else.. hmmm..

When I was a kid, I really wanted a skateboard and my mum said, that if I learnt to swim that year, I would get it. Some time after, I jumped into water and of course started to drown. I didn’t get a skateboard in the end… not even for bravery!

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A big thank you to Maša for taking the time to share this with us, if you’re on facbook, go give Maša’s page a ‘like’ and if you’d like to keep upto date with her work, then head over and check out her website.

4 comments

#1sophos9August 2, 2012, 7:53 pm

Really cool interview, well done Masa…

#2pullandbangAugust 7, 2012, 12:55 am

Loving that second shot with the light streaming in and the lens flare. Nice interview too, well done.

#3tingelAugust 7, 2012, 10:02 pm

You definitely have your own style. Good to see something different in urbex now and then :-)

#4DayWithoutMeAugust 8, 2012, 11:53 am

Wow, really unique ideas, and great photos, the one with scythe and butterflies – the best.

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