Matija Tomc is a photographer currently based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Directed reportage in manual snapshot technique is Matija’s style when shooting fashion. Fashion meets faith is a story about human faith through fashion narrative. Both faith and clothing are universal to humanity and there are many different ways to cherish and express them via rituals and fashion. Religious rituals and fashion can serve as mundane expressions of inner self and hold a key that guides us to the abstract, keep us in touch with our selves and each other.
“We chose four – by size – biggest religions of the world, each holding its distinctive religious practice and a fashion model as a representative of an individual on a quest to reach higher purpose common to every one of us. We learned that as long as your path threads faith, opened mind, collaboration, understanding and solidarity, it doesn’t really matter what earthly practice or channel you chose to rich from concrete to abstract, earthly to higher, from despair to hope, from judgment to values and from fear to love.”
“ We would like to give special thanks to all the participants in this story, who with open mindness and heartfulness gave us the opportunity to make this project happen. We would like to thank to the parish priest Jan C. of the Mary Annunciation parish in Ljubljana, where we shot the story about confession. Big thanks to the Hare Krishna community of Ljubljana where we shot the dancing celebration of Krishna. Many thanks to Muslim community in Ljubljana, especially to Imam Sead K. who led us through prayer and Koran reading and last but not least many thanks to Shechen Buddhist community of Zagreb and the monk Thubten J. who led us through the practice of meditation. Thank you to all the designers and retailers that collaborated in this story with their designs and fashion garments. Big thanks to Loré fashion brand, Cliché fashion, olgakosica jewellery and Pentlja Concept Store for their unique fashion garments. Many thanks to Liliandroza brand for the opportunity to include garments of Max&Co.”