GALLERY - JAKA BABNIK!
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I have been skating since 1991 and I got my first camera some 12 years ago. I used to work as a team manager for a Slovenian skate distribution, made 2 skateboard videos for them and for years edited a skateboard magazine Pendrek they were putting out. But at the certain point it was enough and together with a few friends we started a magazine called Kontejner. If you really want to classify it, you can call it a Balkan “street” magazine, but all in all it is about giving creative people some space to present what they do. It is not always easy, since we give it away for free and the advertising is scarce, but for now we are still pushing forward. 8 issues so far and a new one coming out in December.
Other than that I do different photo jobs to get by, because you can’t work in a skateboard industry down here, since there isn’t one. I used to care about that a great deal, but you can only do so much to help and change that.
- Jaka Babnik