Just like animals use their patterns, spots and colors of their skins and furs to merge with the environment in order to prolong their fleeting life, humans mask every day in order to fit into social norms and stereotypes. However, clothes with wild animal patterns and designs are directly contrary to the norms and stereotypes for, unlike our most frequent, simple clothing choices, tigers, leopards, snakes and rabbits are easy targets for the looks of the people around. Animal prints, or better to say real animal skins and furs were something that was considered a status symbol in the tribal communities. It was a symbol of power, strength and experience of the ones wearing them, and often even, they evoked fear. Later on they became a symbol of prestige and elegance in haute couture. Today real animal skins are greatly substituted by various artificial, often cheap and accessible materials imitating them. This made it possibility for the majority to wear, and by wearing to feel, maybe exactly all the previously mentioned symbols, that were before reserved for the fortunate few. Safari is a series that explores the psychological background of the human desire for imitating certain animal species and also the human relationship to these species. These new beings presented in the series, yet unknown to biology, hold somewhat of their original models – people and animals. Can it be that this is a new way we humans show solidarity and belonging to the animal world in hope that we will find our forgotten roots in nature, we so much alienated from in the past century? Or, is it yet another way of endless human tendency to tame, conquer and finally appropriate nature... * No animals were harmed for the purposes of this project.
  • Culinary Crumbs

    Kulinarske mrvice Mrvić Milice, or Culinary Crumbs by Milica Crumbs (which is sort of what my last name means in translation) is a book and a series of photographs inspired by my great grandmother's cook book and also some handwritten and collected recipes from my grandmother. The original cook book is a mixture of recipes and useful tips for a modern housewife of the beginning of the 20th century. As you can imagine, these kind of guide books were written very differently 100 years ago, and can seem quite challenging for a modern day user. The photographs were made from a perspective of a complete beginner in the kitchen, as I was not at all cooking at the time this project was made. Project Culinary Crumbs is a keeper of matrilineal inheritance lasting for almost one century, and is a reflection on my own family’s history through the female line, for almost a 100 years back in time. The final product of the project is a book - a short remake of the old cook book with a selection of recipes and advice, illustrated with the photographs presented here.  
  • Ema With Flowers

    This photograph is an homage to the painting "Ema With Flowers" done by the famous Serbian painter Milan Konjovic, in Paris in 1931.