Inspiration: Nikola Vučemilović
I wanted to showcase some of my favorite images from Croatian photographer Nikola Vučemilović. Nikola is from my hometown Split where he still lives and continues to take active part in the city’s photography circle. Nikola was born in 1922 and was a war photographer in WWII and later became the Yugoslav Navy’s photographer in residence. I love his style which brings out humanity from what could be a dry, socialist, propaganda style work. I also enjoy seeing inspirational images from this part of the world and this specific time that look neo-realistic, Felliniesqe and show how the Med really used to be.
Nikola’s images are currently in exhibition in Ljubljana, Slovenia and will soon feature in NOORDERLICHT PHOTOFESTIVAL in Holland. If you are anywhere near these two places I suggest you go and visit.
February 8, 2010