Who am I?
I consider myself an artist who juggles with different elements such as photography, teaching, writing and music composing in order to transpose my thoughts, ideas and love to people. Many times I am wrong. Many times I make mistakes. That’s the beauty of creation. But one thing never changes, whatever I do, it feeds off my love,passion and energy.
I am a teacher, photographer, writer and an MC/Producer from Serbia who lives and works in Austria. If that’s not intriguing enough for you, I don’t know what is. I live with my wife and son in Bregenz, Austria. They are my world and support. I used to live in big cities (Belgrade, Vienna) When I moved to Bregenz, I was a bit skeptical at first, I admit, but I fell in love with its charm. The most beautiful place in the world with amazing nature and wonderful people.
I love photography, music, books, films and sports. My ideal film would have a screenplay written by Tarantino, cinematography done by Kubrick and it would undoubtedly be directed by Tarkovski. Music score – Morricone. I guess it would be a very long movie. I love all sorts of books. Favorite writers – Bulgakov, Kafka, Dostojewski, Solzhenitsyn, Wilde, John Donne.
Music composer – Bach. Do I like Beethoven and Mozart? Adore them, but both of them wanted to become a Bach.
The same goes for Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Did the students beat the teacher? Quite possibly, but ever now and then, a special type of character is born who leads the society to uncharted territories and sparks off the desire among students to change and improve the world. We should pay homage to the pioneers.
Since I touched upon philosophy, I also love Immanuel Kant and Diogenes. The former created the most complex work humanly possible, the latter lived in a barrel and responded to Alexander the Great (when asked what he could do for him) – ”Move, you’re blocking my sun”.
When it comes to writing style, the most wonderful, peculiar and exceptionally vivid writing technique in my opinion had Oscar Wilde. There is no father to his style. And he is also the owner of some of the wittiest quotes out there. Check them out.
When it comes to music, I only look for energy that touches the soul and leaves the impression of some kind. I don’t care about genres. In Serbia we say: ”Od Silvane do Nirvane”.
So, to sum it up:
Love and do: photography, teaching,writing,music composing.
Works and people who influenced me:
Movies: Zerkalo, Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise, Brasil, Solaris, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Big Lebowski, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, Stalker, Reservoir Dogs, Stranger than Paradise, Spirited Away, Alien, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, There will be Blood, Joker, It (1990), Groundhog Day, Curb your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld, Monty Python’s Flying Circus etc.