Damir Mihajlovic

Damir Mihajlovic

November 2015 Featured Photographer

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

In case you haven’t realized it by now, this magazine hasn’t made one penny in actual profit. In fact, we haven’t even tried to collect any revenue for it yet. Why? Because I have found from my personal experience that money has a way of corrupting the purity of artistry. I find money to be a form of “invisible chain” that grows like a weed. It starts with a harmless chain around your wrists, then it connects to cuffs, then to your choker, and eventually it will bind you in a full Japanese Shibari restraint.

So if I am not publishing this magazine for the money why am I working 20 hours a day at this? I recently had this same discussion with one of my new favorite photographers, Ken Harris.  The greatest thrill about this magazine is the feeling you get in your stomach when you realize that you are on the cusp of helping to discover a potentially great artist. A great artist such as this month’s feature found half-way across the world in Serbia. I present to you all the sexxxalishus and ultra-talented dynamic duo of the husband and wife, photographer and model team of Damir and Dusica Mihajlovic.

We literally had another photographer selected this month but a few days ago, we came across his artistry and I had to bump this month’s feature for Damir and Dusica Mihajlovic. There is just something that I cannot put my finger on exactly about this creative duo that peers deep into my being and caresses it gently. The softness, tenderness and genuine affection that drips off of the image quenches my thirst for artistic emotional gratification.  Damir and Dusica , are clearly breaking some photography taboos such as the over softening of the skin that paints a lush tapestry of true artistic expression. This aesthetic coupled with copious amounts of Bokeh and ultra-tight cropping have formed a composition that is uniquely Damir’s. In such a short time, Damir Mihajlovic created something that I have personally seen thousands of photographers unable to create for themselves. Damir Mihajlovic created an artistic signature.

I know that these two artists have forged something together that most other photographer/muse teams have not been able to achieve. That is reciprocated emotional yearnings and desires. I can feel it.. can you?

 

 

“The Artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

featuring Dusica Mihajlovic

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

  • What’s your background in Photography? When and why did you get started? Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks?

” It is simple. Taking sensual erotic pictures is pleasant and fun for me. Magic usually happens in my free time, besides my primary work. I love to play with light, shadows and bokeh, in order to make the images more artistic and intriguing. Not showing all explicit areas on a female body leaves room for imagination.”  

 

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

  • What is fun and rewarding about photography?

” The actual photo-shoot is the best part, especially considering that my wife is my only model so far. I admire and love my wife therefore We enjoy the photo-shoot a lot. Image processing is the interesting part as well, but that just the technical side of the process. Publishing my work brings up adrenaline, for both of us…. What impressions will each image leave to the audience is the main thought. “

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

  • What do you dislike about photography?

    • ” Photography can be very fun and can allow you to spend high quality time doing the stuff you love. While doing it, I don’t think on anything else. I really help with relaxing and charging the batteries. However, for me so far it’s still only a hobby, it does take time, resources, organization, space, equipment and getting the benefits (other than described above) is not easy. Currently I do not see the way how I would support me and my family if I was a photographer by profession doing the sensual artistic nudes kind of the work. “

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

From your website, this image above is probably my personal favorite.  Could you tell our readers the inspiration behind this artwork?

Would you share with us, just a little technical information behind this gorgeous art piece?

 

” I am glad you like this one.  The picture was created so spontaneously that you would not believe. We were preparing to go to bed, she got down on a bed and the sparkle happened, my wife looked so attractive to me at the moment that I just could not resist to jump for my camera. We used single umbrella with 40 watts reflector bulb (it was near to the bed) just slightly above her beautiful body.”

 

 (Now for the hardest photography question ever) In your opinion, why do I love this image so much?

 

” There was only a minute or two separating us from the regular daily routine until the moment of making this photo. The picture has the sensual feeling, her hands are showing up she is feeling nice and saucy, she trusts me and enjoys the moment, basically she was giving herself to me. This specific image is one of the great representations of the advantage for shooting your wife instead of the payed model. “

 

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

  • Who are some of your favorite photographers? Why?

There are plenty of these, from all over the world, Internet has made it easier to see and rate other people’s work. We both love to review other photographers work, though we do not copy them, because only our original ideas result in what we prefer to achieve in an image.

 

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

 

  • How would you describe your style? Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras and more.

Female body is beautiful by itself. I would say I love to make a mystified and intriguing images of a female body in different aspects and ideas. Fresh ideas are the primary subject that keeps us running in this. Even though I was shooting my wife only, her body can be represented in so many different ways that it is still being interesting after a number of photos.

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

 

  • Describe the atmosphere when you’re on a shoot. Do you play music? Do you talk with the model between shots?

” The atmosphere and the lighting needs to be gentle and warm. There is always music in a background (usually a disco-house-remixes) not too loud, but just enough to keep the atmosphere hot. I do talk to my model constantly, explain the position she needs to take, taking care of her if she is too cold or too warm (reflectors), even she helps me out with the equipment. She can also have a brilliant idea for a pose or frame to take, every time I listened to her we gained perfect results. Oh yes and it’s so fun that we laugh all the time. “

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

  • I know there are a lot of technical aspects, but personally, what distinguishes a good photographer from a bad one?

    • ” Well anyone can grab a camera and start shooting. But not all “photographers” are clear of what photography areas they want to shoot and how to shoot. Having the feeling (the feeling is the best word, it’s something you cannot simply read from books) how to take the perfect photos in the area you are interested in, to have enough patience to perfectly frame the image and the attention to details in order to minimize the possibility for an error are the key aspects for good photographer. “

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

  • How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?

The relationship with the model needs to be professional but at the same time there should be some positive energy floating between the two. Getting best of the model cannot be done if you are 100% professional, cold and you think only of the job to be done. That is one of the key fact that really helps me and my wife as my model to make nice work. We basically do not have the professional relationship during the photo-shoot at all. We relax, start shooting and we let it go through the whole photo-shoot. The results are always better than what we expected when we look at the monitor afterwards.

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

  • Within this collection of images, what is your favorite piece and why?

    • ” My wife has her favorites and I have a few as well, although my favorite images are slightly more explicit. The best ones are when we both agree the image is great. These happen occasionally but when they do, they really stand out among the others. Recently we started making more and more of the images that are favored by both of us. “

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

  • What was it like working with your wife? Would you recommend this for other photographers?

” It really depends of the relationship between the husband and wife. The husband needs to be open and willing to show his lovely wife to the rest of the world and the wife needs to have the adventures spirit in order to enjoy the photo shoot. Whoever can do this should go for it as the work and the great results happen spontaneously. Many of our best images were create when we least expected. That moment happens when I just take the camera and reflectors and start shooting. It can be anytime of the day or night or even on a vacation. “

 

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

  • Would you feel comfortable with your wife working with other photographers? Why or why not?

” I definitely would. I am kind of “calibrated” to her look and body, therefore I would like to see what kind of work would a professional photographer create with her. Would like to talk about it and compare the work and ideas. Having her work with more than one photographer will make her even better and experienced model. “

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

If you could go back in time? What advice would you give today, to Damir Mihajlovic  ,the day before his first shoot?

What warning would you give him?

” The advice and the warning would be, to not push anything in this type of photo-shoot. Take it easy, enjoy the moment, make the nice atmosphere and you will be surprised when the miracles start to happen. “

 

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

 

The artistry of Damir Mihajlovic

Photographer: Damir Mihajlovic
Model: Dusica Mihajlovic

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