Q&A - Ivan Zovko
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am Ivan Zovko, currently located in UK, originally coming from a beautiful Mediterranean country of Croatia. Photography was my passion from early days, while really getting into it when I got my first DSLR 3 years ago. Capturing moment with the aim to see, at some point in the future, how the world that surrounded me looked like was an initial motivation for photography. But discovering possibilities of creating an artwork with the camera led me to completely different places.
How do you go about creating your pieces?
The photos I take which should represent an artwork, not mere a photographic record, are usually run through Adobe Photoshop software, just to give a little extra touch. In the same way a film roll has been put through different combinations of various amounts of chemicals to add a personalized touch to a photograph, I am trying to achieve that by different combinations of various amounts of software manipulation. I see no difference in the final product between click on the mouse and mixing chemicals.
What single element, person, object or real life situation, do you think has influenced you the most throughout your artist career?
Trying to capture individual’s natural, unfiltered, human expression is my motivation for photography. On the other hand, framing landscapes’ perfect balance provides me with pleasure in photography.
What is your best piece of art to date?
Currently I am trying to create a set of images capturing a simple (and as similar as possible) frame of footpaths I made in different countries I’ve visited. The project that should be constantly updated is still in early phase of development, but as soon as there is enough images for an interesting display, it will be published.
Ivan’s print is available here.