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WHO IS MARTIN?
That question was answered on the very first page, wasn’t it? I’m a great dreamer, free as a bird. After having finished my studies and working in an office I finally realized what I wanted to do with my life, so I dedicated myself to the art of clicking and recording moments in time by taking photographs. I established my own firm and I am finally happy with my life doing what I like- namely, taking photos and spending my hard earned money on travelling, tattoos and photo equipment. Traveling is my passion, I have visited more than 50 countries so far. (www.2belost.com)
I’m passionate about Vinyl and I own more than 500 gramophone records.
I’m married to a beautiful wife Štefi and I’m the father of a little boy Bob who got his name of, you guessed, Bob Dylan and a little bit of Bob Marley, they are always “spinning” on a gramophone.
My style could be classified as a documentary and art photography . What does that actually mean?
It means that I take wedding photographs without intervening or suggesting anything to the subjects of my photos which enables me to avoid changing the course of events.
I try to capture every emotional moment so people on my photographs are very important to me. People exhibit their true emotions only when they feel relaxed, that means that I try to be as inconspicuous as possible.
You have probably noticed in my portfolio that the way I take wedding photos varies a lot.That is because I use an individual approach and I adapt to the people who employ me. Outgoing people want silly photos, romantics get romantic photos. Only sky is the limit and I am here to listen to your wishes, not the other way around.
DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
In my book, style and editing cannot exist one without the other. By editing my photographs I project my emotions to the medium. I combine colored as well as black and white photographs.
DO YOU WORK ALONE? OR DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTING YOU?
I usually work alone, but every wedding is unique so I recommend ordering a larger number of photos depending on the number of your wedding guests. I work only with carefully chosen photographers.
I can provide a number of cameramen with whom I regularly work. You can choose one of them after viewing their work by following this link.
If you, newlyweds, do not want my cameraman than you can find your own cameraman that is more suitable for you (price, quality etc.).
WHAT TYPES OF ALBUMS / PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?
I offer wedding books of the highest quality and I pay special attention during their making which can be seen on a short presentation during our meeting. For additional information about my offer visit this link.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DO YOU DELIVER ON AVERAGE? AND HOW DO YOU DELIVER THEM (WEDDING)?
I edit and deliver 500 to 1200 photographs on average, depending on the package chosen. Sometimes even more than 1500. I don’t provide unedited photos!
The photographs are delivered on an 16 GB custom made USB flash drive. The option of delivering the photographs on a bigger 32/64 GB USB flash drive or a 1 Tb hard disc is also available.
WHERE ARE YOUR SERVICES AVAILABLE?
Anywhere on this planet.
WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL EXPENSES?
In Croatia- within the area of 30 kilometers there is no charge, outside of that area I charge o.50 € per kilometer plus the toll (Zabok should be used as the starting point for calculating the distance needed to travel). If the event is being organized farther than 100 kilometers from Zabok accommodations should be provided as well.
On planet Earth –payment by arrangement.
RESERVATION, ADVANCE PAYMENT, CONTRACT?
It would be advisable to book my services in advance because I am available only during a fixed number of periods since I do not take photographs two days in a row. That means that instead of attending two weddings on weekends I try to dedicate myself 100 per cent to you.
20 per cent of the price is paid in advance, after which the wedding contract is signed. The contract is uploaded to this web page and password protected so that it could be accessible to the client at all times.
The rest of the payment should be made 2 to 5 days after the wedding. If the payment is withheld within 30 days after the wedding the client forfeits the right to the photographs. You are able to repurchase them after paying additional 1.000,00 HRK per month of the delay.
I prefer to take the photos of the newlyweds a day or two before or after the actual wedding since a lot of concentration and clear-headedness are needed to make photographs which you will remember for the rest of your life but I can also take “session” photos on the wedding day ( bearing in mind that I need minimum 30 minutes of your time for wedding session if you want session on the same day as wedding).
The delivery deadline of all the photographs (and video material) is 4 to 16 weeks depending on the package chosen and the wedding date. In case of an increased volume of work I reserve the right to extend the delivery deadline and kindly ask for your patience and understanding.
I have two Canon bodies of the highest quality and several lenses, as well as professional lighting equipment. For additional information visit this link.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ME?
Because I love doing this and taking photographs is my life. I have prepared a special gallery of some of my best work. Link
If you want a professional with years of experience but who still knows how to take an informal approach to things and make friends, you’re in the right place. Follow the link ABOUT on the top menu.
You can read comments of my satisfied customers in my guestbook (feel free to leave a comment if you like my work).
WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES?
If you are a serious client the price list is available here – 2018. price list (password upon request)
If you would like to buy a photo print on canvas visit this link.