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Lubezen • Matevž Šalehar Hamo poetry book

February 25, 2017

Even though it all started back in 2016, I count this as one of #malezmage* in early 2017. Matevž Šalehar and Založba Mladika invited me to collaborate on a project ‘Lubezen‘, poetry book with Hamo‘s poems and my photographs.

*small victories, translated from Slovene

Lubezen book cover

First book cover? Check.

It was a warm autumn afternoon, when we sat down and decided on the outline of the project. The easy part of this book was, that all the materials needed were already written/taken. Hard part was selection – especially on my end, as I was roaming through 45k archived photographs I took in the past year as an official Tribute 2 Love photographer. I took me almost a month, as I struggled to find a connected story which aligned with Matevž’s selection of poems.

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”

Ted Grant

I decided to go with black and white story and around New Year’s we were practically finished with the content. Designer worked really hard, as we hoped that the book will be available 16th February, bands official premiere of 3P, their third studio album, in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana. I got my copy just a day before and while skimming through it realised that all those sleepless nights scrolling through archives paid off.

If you would like your own copy, you can buy it here with a small discount.