Petra Cvelbar

All About Jazz user Petra Cvelbar

Photographer

Slovenia

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Crazy on great music & musicians + love to take photos

Lives and works in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Petra has a great passion & love for music and life around her. She became interested in photography fairly late, in the final year of grammar school, when a friend was looking for someone to apply for a photography course with her. She has been initiated into the world of photography by the prematurely departed photographer & painter Dušan Pirih Hup.

When a student (Faculty of Social Sciences, Cultural Studies), she pursued photography on the theoretical level, whenever possible integrating photography into seminar papers, and even graduating in photography. As one needs to work for a living – and she knew that books did not interested her much –, she delved into magazine design, during which time she considerably neglected photography and dedicated herself to studying and exploring graphic design. She took photos only once a year, of musicians appearing at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

Currently, she is holding the post of the Art Director of the Slovene edition of Cosmopolitan. Three years ago her interest in photography was rekindled by Jure Sodja, who invited her to exhibit in Bohinj during the Kanal Festival.

She has always been drawn to music, either as a listener or a photographer. Well, as Bohinj is a special place it happened that that’s where she met Žiga Koritnik, a photography wizard. Ever since his workshop in 2009 she have been addicted to photography and music that have become an integral part of her life.

You can see some of her photos at www.petracvelbar.com

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