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Branislav Kropilak: Depots

Posted by Alex Bec,

Branislav Kropilak must polish his eyes every night, because they’re two of the keenest, and sharpest I know. His new series of photographs, Depots only serves to enhance his reputation and I urge you to have a read of our little interview with him here…

Hey Branislav, we’re really liking your new Depots set, feels like a real movement from the Billboards series we all recognise. What made you start Depots?

Actually I had this idea in mind for a long time, but in a different setup at the start. Every year I kept passing by a small town very rich in supermarkets and all sorts of warehouses. There was this huge line up of doors that amazed me every time I saw it. From a certain distance, it looked like some alien army prepared for invasion. But I never touched it.

Meanwhile, after my latest works I wanted to make something that would be thematically connected to the Billboards, but with a bit more personality and character. Something that would perhaps more clearly show the importance of human self-reflection present in my work.

There seems to be a lovely observational ability engrained in your work, are you an inquisitive person?

Yes, I believe I am. As a kid, I was always the one climbing on trees or exploring underground canals. I would say that this became an inseparable and indispensable feature for my work. For example there is a lot of research and traveling involved in the making of a series and the Depots were especially demanding in this term.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently spending most of my time in the docks working on something I am very thrilled about. Not only will it be a fantastic sequel to the Depots, but I am shooting late at night and I can tell you that it will be highly atmospheric as well!

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Posted by Alex Bec

Alex is one of the directors of It’s Nice That who now oversees our sister creative agency INT Works. For several years he oversaw the Monday Morning Music Video feature until it came to an end in 2014.