Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Atlanta
About Balsa Gobovic
Balša Gobović, fine art photographer, comes from Montenegro, a small European country, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. He earned his BS in Applied Computer Science at University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro, his MA in Media Studies at West Virginia State University, Charleston, WV, USA, and is currently working towards his MFA in Photography at SCAD, Atlanta, GA, USA.
In his photographic work he uses both digital and analog mediums. However, his fine arts work is exclusively in various formats of black and white film and the historic photographic processes of silver gelatin and platinum palladium. The fine art work mostly deals with memory, nostalgia, melancholy, and depression while also dealing with personal issues. Balša's work has a tone of social sensibility, commenting on contemporary issues in his surrounding environment.
Balša's photographic philosophy is that film, large format cameras, and historical printing require a connection between not just the photographer and the photographed subject, but also the photographer and their inner-self. Film is a physical imprint of a subject in the moment of photography. Therefore, film captures not just the moment in front of the lens, but also the photographer's feelings in the given moment.