Home / Music / PhotographyMay 15, 2017
When my friend Alex asked me if I would be prepared to shoot Klapa Šufit band, I wasn’t really sure if I could actually do it. For a guy who shoots mostly rock, blues, punk & metal shows, this was a first klapa* concert I’ve actually attended and, even though I sincerely try to expand my music horizons, I wasn’t sure this is a cup of tea I want to drink. I’m not gonna lie, the money wasn’t bad, I’d work directly for the band, which meant AA access, and I’d spend 1/2 of Saturday with great musicians. Why not? Stepping out of my comfort zone is something I’m really working on for the last couple of months, so I agreed to shoot the show.
*Klapa music is a form of traditional a cappella singing in Dalmatia, Croatia.
As usual, I took some time to study band’s performance beforehand and I was sincerely worried. Guys don’t move much, the light is mostly static and, quite honestly, there is not much going on. KCJT or Kulturni Center Janeza Trdine in Šentjernej was the location for the evening, and we arrived a little early. During soundcheck, I got the chance to meet the band, get the sense about their chemistry and plan out my movement during the concert. KCJT is moderen building and is, in my humble opinion, a paradise for photographers. Every part of the performance room is easily accessible with a few extra locations, that are usually out of bounds. I would like to thank Uroš for a quick tour! I really appreciate it.
The soundcheck was over way to quickly and, oh my god, what a sound. I was blown away and even though I don’t like the genre, I can appreciate good vocal performance. Respect! The rest of the evening was pretty standard. Dinner, relaxing before the show and 2 hours performance by Igor, Jurica, Marko, Ivan, Krešimir, Nikola, Bruno, Teo & Zdeslav, which you can in a gallery down below.
About the band
- Igor Jelaska – I tenor
- Jurica Nazlić – II tenor
- Marko Lasić – II tenor
- Teo Bikić – II tenor
- Ivan Bratinčević – bariton
- Krešimir Grgić – bariton
- Bruno Vučica – I bas
- Teo Turk – II bas
- Zdeslav Mišurac – II bas