1965, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Yugoslav People's Army soldier I, 1986
Yugoslav People's Army soldier II, 1986
Yugoslav People's Army soldier III, 1986
gelatine silver prints
Portraiture finds itself between the representation of social norms and codes, related to an individual as a representative of a certain vocation or professional belonging, and in terms of the outside conventions an independent look into the portrayed person’s personality, which escapes social determinations, thus “unveiling” to us his or her personality in all its individuality and privacy. Štravs excels in connecting these two aspects in one single photograph by focusing on an individual that at the same time represents a certain social background, yet in the descriptive camera shot remains nothing more than a person with an exceptional individual trait.