In 2017, I spent the last salary from my job at the time on my first DSLR (a beginner’s Nikon D3300, I still use it) and started taking photography seriously. I turned down the offer for another job and dedicated myself completely to the Odyssey Brač – Sea of Stars project. That summer, I created works, my very first astrophotographs, that only a year later, the editors-in-chief of the prestigious National Geographic magazine from Washington would praise and publish as the best story of that edition for the month of November.
I would dare to say that it is currently the most significant promotion of astrophotography by an astrophotographer in Croatia so far, and the landscape and heritage of the island of Brač is presented in an never before seen way, under a starry dark sky. For me, it was and remains the proudest moment in my photography career.
Unfortunately, as of 2023, it is no longer on newsstands. I am glad that I managed to be a part of that story and brought the island of Brač and landscape astrophotography to the pages of this legendary popular science magazine: the church of St. Mikule (Selca), Emperor Franjo Josip bridge (Ložišća), Petrinović family mausoleum (Supetar), lighthouse of St. Nikola (Pučišća), the relief of Hercules in Rasoham (Splitska), Koloč (Nerežišća), Vidova gora and the small church of St. Jadro (Škrip).