Klavdija Žitnik, born in 1982, based in Slovenia.
I experienced half of my life and photographic beginnings in Železniki, but after moving to Kranj, my creative horizons really opened up. I recently returned back to Železniki, to the peace and shelter of infinite forests, where I also make time for my dreams during art projects – analog experimental photography. I have been working as a professional photographer for more than 10 years; I honed my knowledge in both sports and corporate digital photography. In 2020, I returned to analog techniques, to the very beginning of photography, to 1851, when Frederic Scott Archer invented the wet collodion technique on glass, which roughly coincides with Puhar’s invention of glass photography. The exhibited works were created in 2020 and 2021 during the “covid” prison and show what can happen to a curious and creative person when a pandemic completely stops his professional photographic career for a while and offers time for introspection, from which endless creativity emerges. I enjoy the magic of these really slow, but all the more rewarding antique techniques, which I upgrade with experimental approaches. I would like to thank my mentor Borut Peterlin for the professional transfer of invaluable knowledge of ancient photography techniques and the Janez Puhar Photographic Society Kranj for all the support. Special thanks also go to my family, friends and acquaintances who are involved in my photographic endeavors.