I love being able to deliver the concept that we are different people in different times and circumstances. And how we choose (consciously/unconsciously) to allow these shifts between the various parts of ourselves take place, striding between different aspects of our personalities. Providing a visual standpoint of cause and effect, effect and cause. Nature vs Nurture and how to pace ourselves in balance by grounding the contrast of the two through accepting the transcendence that can take place in that moment, which is to erase all patterns: To grow.
MY TRADEMARKS ARE:
Known for cerebral story-telling concepts that provide a twist.
Often seeks models that can act in roles contrary to their usual screen persona.
Taking the human form and infusing it with natural surroundings.
My photo's often have obsessive protagonists with a troubled past, who are obsessed to gain justice by any means in life.
Typically provides philosophical monologue.
Most photo's almost always end with the character's fate open to interpretation.
Placing characters in the shadows where you cannot make out their face.
Natural/low-key lighting with cold tone tinted color temperatures.
When shooting a dialogue scene, models are often framed in wide close-up with a shallow depth of field to blur out the background.
Photos usually revolve around characters that are afflicted with some kind of psychological disorder.
Often uses Justified Dishonesty as a theme for concepts.
Photos often display people caught in situations where circumstance dictates verdict.
Known for demanding many takes from my models.
Often listens to Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Tsavo and Rishloo while editing.
"Artistic elegance and conceptual creativity meet professionalism....
Whether you're searching for a formal shoot or something with a personal twist, Mike Jovanovich (a.k.a Harlequin's Photography) will capture your events and ideas with an edge.
In the quest to explore and improve, head photographer Mike Jovanovich is constantly experimenting with new techniques and settings; always delivering a custom tailored work of art to his clients.
The rapidly evolving styles of Harlequin's Photography have attracted a social popularity amongst models and conceptual thinkers alike.
I have had the pleasures of working with Harlequin's Photography for the past three years. During that time, I have seen the beauty and appeal of Mike's art mature substantially.
If you want a photographer who is exceptional, fair, professional and creative, then you've no need to search further.
- Zack Alvarado"
Unique imaginative conception, infusing art with passion, style and visionary story telling.
Mike's professionalism and direction is a joy to work with, he creates an environment that allows the model to really become part of the story. Mike works with you and what you bring to the table in sharing a one of a kind work of art that you feel both excited and proud to be apart of.
"Working beyond the borders of "norm" creativity, he gives birth to a dream frozen in time"
"Mike is a brilliant photographer with a brilliant mind, he is hands down a must to work with!" - Joshua Shields