JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you have for breakfast this morning?
JURE KASTELIC: Bread with cheese and a cup of coffee.
JC: What was the last photography book you picked up?
JK: Last book that I picked up was Roger Ballen’s Outland which I bought on my trip to the States.
JC: Are there any photographers inspiring your practice at the moment?
JK: Stephen Gill, Boštjan Pucelj, Anouk Kruithof, Tom Pope, Jaap Scheeren and Kelly Poe.
JC: In your opinion what makes a successful portrait?
JC: What is your current body of work all about?
JK: I have an idea that is in my head pretty much all the time. It’s about me turning 18 and my very last year here in my hometown (I’m leaving for university next year).
JC: What are the ideas behind the series Honeymoon?
JK: Honeymoon is about my parents and their honeymoon trip that was never actually realized. I wanted to give them a memory of a honeymoon even though they never had one.
I photographed my family and things we saw. I made tons of touristic photographs. I used my father’s film compact Yashica, which he would probably have used on his actual honeymoon trip. Later, at home, I cut my brother and myself out of the photographs. I wanted to create a more honeymoonish feeling, with only my mom and dad present in the pictures.
JC: Where are your currently based and what equipment are you using?
JK: I live in Novo mesto, Slovenia. It’s a small town with 20,000 inhabitants. In spite of the fact that I really like to use point-and-shoot film cameras, I mostly use my Canon 40D.
JC: Been on any holidays recently?
JK: Most recently I’ve been on a school excursion around Slovenia if that counts. It was nice, but it would be much nicer without the teachers trying to put us in bed every night. But I’m already looking forward to going to Skopje, Macedonia with my friends next week.
JC: Favourite radio station?
JK: I only listen to the radio when I’m changing CDs while driving. I think it lacks good radio programs around here.
JC: Any other thoughts?
JK: I hope you will like my new website which will be finished in a week or two. And thank you Jonathan, I really like what you doing here.