Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Chasing Kevin Spacey



I spent the last three days chasing Oscar winner Kevin Spacey around Dubrovnik, Croatia. The actor who visited the city last year for the Dubrovnik Film Meeting, liked it so much, he decided to return with 40 friends to celebrate his 50th birthday. This, of coarse was big news in Croatia and I was assigned to follow him paparazzi style during the time he was here. This video is from a popular celebrity show called In Magazin which reports that Spacey spent 500,000 Euros during his three days in Dubrovnik. I am featured shooting photos of him with a 600mm lens with a 2X converter on a 5D Mark II.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stripped. Bare. The Gallery Show video

Stripped. Bare is a show that opened at the Historic Gas Company Lofts in downtown Los Angeles on June 11, 2009. Nearly 100 photos shot with an iPhone by Branimir Kvartuc were displayed.


Branimir Kvartu─Ź iPhone Gallery @ The Historic Gas Co. Lofts LA from Adrian Svircic on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Michael Jackson Dies


Michael Jackson Dies - Images by Branimir Kvartuc

This is my coverage for the European Pressphoto Agence (EPA) of the death of Michael Jackson

Friday, June 12, 2009

Stripped. Bare. Branimir Kvartuc and his iPhone gallery show





This slide show is a digital representation of: Stripped. Bare. Branimir Kvartuc and his iPhone, a gallery show that debuted during Art Walk in downtown Los Angeles at the Historic Gas Company Lofts at 810 S. Flower St.

Branimir Kvartuc is a Los Angeles based photographer whose pictures have landed in such publications at the New York Times, Time Magazine and every other major publication in the world. He is also the founder of EppicSurf.com, a social network for the surf culture, owner of Bella Moda Photography and photographer for the Associated Press and Croatia's Jutarnji List and Slobodna Dalmacija newspapers.

As a professional photographer, Branimir Kvartuc had the best equipment and access to be in the right position to tell a story.

With this show, he has Stripped his resources Bare. No Credentials. No Assignment. No professional camera. Kvartuc, armed with only an iPhone camera, managed to capture landscapes, worm his way into closed-to-the-public events and delve deeply into the emotions of individuals.

Take away the large camera that shoots 12 frames per second and a tie to familiar news outlet and you are left with a photographer attempting to record a poignant moment on a two megapixel cell phone camera that takes one photo every 12 seconds.

"As a professional, I usually have a credential hanging from my neck and large, somewahat intimidating cameras and lenses. It becomes very easy for the person behind the camera to feel a certain authority, a comfort level with invading someone's personal space by pointing a camera at them." said Kvartuc

For the "Stripped. Bare." show, Kvartuc was now the one who was inimidated. He often had to ask for permission to get close enough to capture something valuable. That meant he had to start a conversation, he had to earn their trust so he could get a disarming, authentic still.

Above are nearly 100 photos taken over the past six months which are in the show.

The slide show may be embeded by clicking the triangle on the lower right.

Share the show on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the logo directly below.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Recent Work: June Cover Dealernews Magazine


My most recent cover for Dealernews Magazine profiles Bert's Mega Mall and owner Ron Seidner.  Click here to see more of my Magazine work.

Gallery Show Invitation: Stripped. Bare.: Branimir Kvartuc and his iPhone


You are invited to a gallery show featuring the iPhone photography of Branimir Kvartuc. 




Thursday, June 11, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Historic Gas Company Lofts
810 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA

As a professional photographer Branimir Kvartuc has always been geared up for making the best news and sports photos. Using the best equipment and having the best access ensured he would be in the right position to visually tell the story.

"I never liked taking photos when I was not working." he said. "At the same time, I was often frustrated as a professional photographer when I would see a photo happening but did not have my equipment ready to record it," said Branimir.

Then came the iPhone! Always in his pocket, always available to record a photograph. 

"Unlike even small point-and-shoot cameras, the iPhone was ALWAYS in my pocket!" he said. "This was a game-changer."

He started shooting photos much more frequently and having fun doing it.

"All of the frustration I used to have, seeing a photo materializing, but not being able to capture it was erased by having the iPhone in my pocket."

And so this gallery show featuring Branimir's iPhone photos was born.

"The most interesting thing that happened as I used the iPhone to capture images was the feeling of being stripped of the crutches of being a professional photographer."

"As a professional, I usually have a credential hanging from my neck, large, sometimes intimidating cameras and lenses. Couple that with being at a scene like a fire, sporting event or press conference which demands attention! It becomes very easy for the person behind the camera to feel a certain comfort level with invading someone's personal space by pointing a camera at them."

Take away the large camera that shoots 12 frames per second, the credentials and the newsworthy scene and you are left with a photographer stripped bare, attempting to record a poignant moment on a two megapixel cell phone that takes one photo every 12 seconds!

This show illustrates what could be done photographically with the minimal equipment.

Stripped. Bare.

"I hope that all of my friends and colleagues will join me as I display and share the images I have created in the past six months using my iPhone."

Branimir's iPhone gallery show will be a part of the monthly downtown Los Angeles Art Walk which happens on the second Thursday of every month.

View my professional work here:

www.BranimirKvartuc.com
www.BellaModaPhotography.com
www.EppicSurf.com