ZRNO is an international festival of alternative photography. By alternative photography we understand all the beautiful and often forgotten processes of the old days of photography yet we do not look away from any modern experimental approach. We feel that our local photographic environment is stuck in some limbo, so we decided to stir things a little by promoting the idea of diversity in the photographic approach and to offer photography students, professionals, enthusiasts and photo lovers with or without experience, the beautiful countless faces of photography. We believe that we can plant the GRAIN, and we are open to everybody for cooperation, learning and GROWing TOGHETHER.
Zrno ( Зрно ) in Macedonian language means grain ( hence the web page ). Grain, like photo grain that is so beautiful in all the alternative photo processes, and grain like a seed, since we want to plant the seed of alternative view on photography, on the world around us… to offer one joyful alternative view on the world, view that enjoys the sun, which we all are so dependent on. To capture the grain of his surface, into our memories, reflecting our thoughts and emotions… To praise the SUN.
What follows is short info about the team who made this possible, with a lot of enthusiasm and many hours full of doubts and genuine insecure feeling. We don’t want to mask that. We believe that all good things that happen are embroidered with doubts and second thoughts, thinking and rethinking…hesitating.
We are many different faces but we merged our energies and sent our egos to a unpaid vacation, to make our passion – to experiment with photography – possible. Here we stand before the world, almost naked. Join us, if you are of our kind.
Viktorija Machkovska, 23 years old Archeologist. An enthusiast photographer, both digital and alternative, since, while ago she keenly jumped into the big cyanotype blue and had made some wet collodion plates. Co-founder of cyanogifts brand.
Loves outdoor activities and cold brew, takes care of 12 paws.