An international internship isn’t equal to just “work practice”, it is equal to meet new people, get to know more about the country you are living in and about their culture and language and much more. Personally, I believe an international internship is equal to find something that you like and make it bigger. When I came to Maribor, I had a huge purpose: look for something which I could learn and enjoy it during my free time in Slovenia. I wanted to try a variety of activities that I’ve never done before.
ZNI is always cheering us up to do new things and explore Maribor a little bit more, as the city offers a lot of cultural events. Ewelina, ZNI mobility coordinator of the participants from the project TLN Mobilicat through Asociación Mundus, told me about a Photography Analog’s Session with Gregor Salobir, who works at GT 22 which is an artistic community and education laboratory.
I’ve never taken a photo with analog camera before. It was heavier than I thought it would be. Even though Gregor told me how to use it, I was worried about using the camera the wrong way and break it. Those were my fears during the first 15 min shooting, then I started feeling camera as a part of my hand. We walked around Maribor taking photos during a pair of hours, then we came back to GT 22 to reveal what we had taken. Gregor showed me the chemical process to get the photos.
During the photo session, the phrase “We will see, you never know” came up many times. And It’s totally true! You never know how the photo actually looks when you take it using an analog camera. That’s what I liked the most. Maybe we can say something similar about mobility: You never know how it is actually going to be and that is the magic because it will surprise you in many ways!
FOT. Gregor Salobir Mar Romero Feliu