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Paparazzi by Ciril Paparazzi by Ciril
Did yesterday really happen? It was so magical. I was taking a reportage about gipsies! I spent the whole day with them in one of their villages. It was an amazing experience! :thumbsup: I have some great stuff to show you. I am very satisfied with my work over there but I might visit them again.

Btw there are about 8000 gipsies in Slovenia. They also live in Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. All together around 8-10 millions. And 8th April is their "world-day".
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90facets Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007   Photographer
SO adorable!!
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NastasyaChiara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
KAKO DOBRA FOTKA!

just amazing!the moment is great!!
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
I really love the colors in this one
the whole concept is great as well
nice work
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rapidvision Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
Haha this is so awesome. I love his expression.
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skorc Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
hudi izrazi na obrazih :D
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tigran85 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
thats a cool little dude
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therandomsinger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
Oh man. That's too cute!!!
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O-range Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Super izkusnja!! :nod:
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kinderschokolade Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
yeah nice snap. some extra qualityfactor is missing... i found out that 20d is not able to produce nice skintones.. they all look too plastic. the 1ds is much better in that point and film is still the best for skintones.

funny photo. show more
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vulpul Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice shot! :D

Unfortunately our gipsies (Romania) don't care that much about the whole comunity. A small part of them are nice people and very gifted in what they do (music from classical to folklore, tin craft, woodwork, bricks, and a lot more) but the majority of them went down the nasty road. A lot tof thiefs and beggars are gipsies and that's because many of them didn't care about education or didn't value their heritage or had any scale of values. Right now we have a lot of gipsies with no goal in life and they are not united at all. If you go to a gipsy village or a gipsy neighbourhood to take pictures the'll think you want to turn them in to the police (or a newspaper) for something and they'll be too aggresive trying to intimidate you to stay off. Sometimes this means threatening with violence after a shower of bad language. And in some ocasions some of them might think to start a fresh business start by aquiring your camera and stuff because it looks expensive and they might sell it after they've taken it from you :D You don't want that.

The minority of gipsies that are really cool and ok seem to be more like any other romanian, so there's no strong visual identity or tradition to dfine them as gipsies.. Only a few ones are keeping the old gipsy style alive although is extremely distorted by contemporary subculture. These few ones are the wealthy ones who display their money in any way available (gold teeth, mercedes, lincoln, massive gold jewelry, huge marble buildings although no architectural control whatsoever, etc.) It's more like they have been poor for too long and now they try to show off. Some of them are quite good on the showbiz line with singing a mingled kind of music (combined from folklore, oriental music like turkish, and cheap sound effects) which is extremely popular with the kids from the rural areas and the people with low or weak education. I've heard this kind of music all over the Balkans and I guess it's a regional phenomena. Anyway gipsies developed this a lot in Romania and there are a few of them considered superstars for this. :shrug: They're cool in their own way.
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tinekr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
Well i have to comment on this one. Well i disagree with vulpul about the topic. I do not know a lot about gypsy culture but my oppinion is that is very narrow minded if you think like that.
I visited Romania twice and i just loved it, i can't say anything bad about it and it is really a lot of gypsies there. But Romania is a country where a naive turist can be mugged immediately- you know what i'm talkin' about.
But we didn't got mugged by gypsies and a friend wasn't been (grammar?) beaten and robbed (500$ plus all documents) by a gypsy but that happend with ordinary romanian folk. A lot of these things happen when there is a lack of money and when a society and family doesn't give a chance for youth. So there is no black and white.
And in Slovenia there is no black and white. If you are positive to gypsies they act the same to you.
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vulpul Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
It's not about black or white or grayscales. But when some gipsies that I know (and that have studied in the arts highschool and later on the conservatory) are winning international prizes for violin interpretation or other high performance in culture, or other gipsies that I know do wonders with a hammer and a piece of metal, and this is mostly because it runs in their families for hundreds of years, WHY the others, the majority of them are only breaking their buildings apart and taking an aggresive attitude towards all that's clean and beautiful? I mean, poverty can't be an excuse to live in filth and doing nothing but steal the damn railroad tracks to sell the iron! (you see this almost once a month in the news here) And I'm not saying there are no idiots among romanians too. Oh there are plenty! And it's bad. But when you do the math you'll find out that over half of the existing gipsies are causing serious problems while you can't say the same about the romanians. In terms of percentage, our gipsies are scoring nagative points. I'm glad to see that in other countries they're better organized and are trying to make something out of it. I could only hope that our gipsies are going to learn from their example. But until then I can show you hundreds of downtown buildings taken apart by families of gipsies living inside just like in caves. In their way of thinking it's no use to clean the walls or to dispose of the garbage properly. They're just silly, but this gets them on the losing path towards theft and violence. Besides a naive tourist can be mugged in Paris too :) I'm happy I'm not naive enough for this (so far) And you can't really say anything about gipsies because you haven't really lived near them (once again I'm reffering to specific groups of gipsies living in Romania) And also if you haven't been to a filarmonic concert to hear some real performance from a gipsy hand and a gipsy ear. It may be gray in between but there's always the edges that show up.
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razorgypsy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay gypsies ^-^
I love the look on all the kids faces >.< there so cute
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kat-k Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
YES! As soon as I saw this I immediately thought of Jan Yoors. I love his work (and yours too). Not only have you worked with musicians and athletes (at games) and now gypsies. Ah, fulfilling some people’s wildest dreams. Remarkable work. It looks very natural, which it is. Like a snap shot, not some photo shoot. I especially like the expression on the central girls face. I like the little boy holding the camera too. Trying to be like you, eh? =)
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niimo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute, can't wait to see some of the things you captured!
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
Great photo :) Very sweet
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seanfl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Photographer
very good. Nice use of added light.
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blinddeity Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
Ha! Cool!
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m-a-t-t-h-e-w Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Photographer
wow.. can't wait to see more!
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marecki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the situation on the photo - boy is taking pictures, girla are posing. We are all the same :)
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Ciril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
:)
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Miauzz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
in portugal there are too
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Ciril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
hm interesting.
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Miauzz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
sorry :P
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Ciril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
why?? :)
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Miauzz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
coz i know it wasnt the best comment... :P i take your coment as an ironic one... :P
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dlusion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Photographer
quite the moment haha !
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zort Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
kit lense... :(

dunno... somethings's missing here. i'd love to see some wide-angle.
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Ciril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
i have wide angles also. but what you are missing is probably atmosphere. wait for more pictures...but i will make one gallery and put a link in a journal.
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cpt-smith Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
good and ironic composition!
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Redeemerr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
luštno.

kje si bil, v novem mestu?
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Ciril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
prekmurje. v novem mestu dvomim, da bi lahko šel slikat.
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