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Photographer Žiga Koritnik Announces Cloud Arrangers Kickstarter Campaign

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This is not a book for lovers and connoisseurs of jazz. It’s a book for lovers of music, and for lovers of photography who love music. —Sonja Porle, writer
Renowned Photographer Žiga Koritnik Announces Kickstarter Campaign for Cloud Arrangers, His Forthcoming Book of Music Photography

Music is something that profoundly defines Žiga Koritnik’s work. His photography expresses a deep passion for the performers while being aware of and showing respect to the entire musical scene.

Koritnik began to follow music over thirty years ago in 1986. Since then, Koritnik has produced more than 60 solo photo exhibitions all over the world, worked for several music festivals and taken more than 150 portraits of musicians.

Koritnik creates immortal images by employing, equally, both analogue and digital photography techniques. These techniques allow him to bring the music world closer, transcending music genres to tell the story of music to all.

Koritnik has begun a Kickstarter campaign for his latest book, Cloud Arrangers. The book—372 pages containing 272 photos (largely in black and white)—presents the best moments Koritnik has captured, both in concert and through his portraits of many well-known musicians spanning a breadth of genres, including Anthony Braxton, Cesaria Evora, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell, Joe McPhee, Diane Reeves, Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Han Bennink, B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Oumou Sangare, Hamid Drake, Peter Brötzmann and The Thing, amongst many others.


The preface to Cloud Arrangers is penned by renowned All About Jazz scribe John Kelman, with the book also including enlightening texts from Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark and Joëlle Léandre.

As always, with crowdfunding campaigns, Koritnik offers various degrees of participation for every budget, with everything from artist-signed postcards and autographed copies of the first edition of Cloud Arrangers, to a special signed slipcased edition, various-sized archival signed prints (pledger’s choice), and even an exhibition of Koritnik’s work.

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Don’t wait: make your pledge in support of Cloud Arrangers today and, from levels beginning at just $79 (USD), grab yourself a limited first edition of this monumental book that deserves to place Koritnik in the same select group of music photographers including Jimmy Katz, Francis Wolff, Herman Leonard, Roberto Masotti and Dieter Rehm.

”In a time when cameras are more pervasive and invasive than they've ever been—with iPhones, iPads, Androids and low-price point-and- shoot devices lending the impression that everyone is a photographer—photo artists like Žiga Koritnik, paradoxically, stand out more than ever. Sure, anyone can take a picture, but to get to the heart of a subject and truly capture what it's all about requires much more than a camera and the opportunity to use it. It requires The Eye: one that sees things most don't, sometimes in the most seemingly mundane circumstances.

“Žiga Koritnik has
The Eye. Capturing more than just the image in front of him, Koritnik's eye intuits those special moments in time to which we all aspire, but only rarely achieve. Anyone can, in time, take a good photo; only a precious few can create great photos, and only an even more rarefied handful can fashion a consolidated work of art that tells a story, as Koritnik has done with Cloud Arrangers.”—John Kelman, from the introduction to Cloud Arrangers

376 pages // 272 photos in black & white with few exceptions // taken at forty-five festivals and locations, in fourteen different countries on four continents // Designed by Marek Wajda.

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