Saturday, 3 May 2014

Matjaz Krivic | Urbanistan

Photo © Matjaz Krivic - All Rights Reserved
"As soon as you hear the word Urbanistan your imagination is whisked off into the traffic mayhem of Calcutta, the tawdriness of the neon sex nightlife in Bangkok, the unbelievable structuralised yet frenzied Tokyo, the suffocating and dusty streets of the (hardly) living body of the decaying Cairo, the roundabout of the hedonistic and aggressive Rio, the unstoppable narcissistic Manhattan, the global supermarket of turbo consumerism."
I suggest you start off by reading the preamble for Matjaz Krivic's Urbanistan, which introduces and describes his photo gallery of 74 photographs with intriguing prose, such as "it (Urbanistan) is a story of survival through play, prayer, tradition, rituals, traditions, travel, socializing and especially a special light..."

The 74 exceedingly well composed photographs were made over Matjaz's 15 years of traveling, and include images from remote places such as Lalibela in Ethiopia, Hatgal in Mongolia, Shugruf in Yemen, Oraman Takht in Iran, and of course Varanasi...among many others. His photo essay will take you to these places that some of us have never been...or to those we already know well.

Matjaz Krivic is a globe-trotting photographer from Slovenia specializing in capturing the personality of indigenous people and places. He has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several awards. He has made the road his home and most of the time you can find him traveling with his camera somewhere between the Sahara and the Himalayan region.