Currently I am living and studying in Munich, Germany. Originally I am from Latvia. I have a bachelor in fine arts (the Art Academy of Latvia) and then I moved to continue my studies in the Art Academy of Munich. I did ceramics, printmaking, installation and what else not.
When I was 18, I attended a one year course of photography at the photo studio “Annas 2” by Andrejs Grants, but at the time I was too young and stupid to do something with the input I received. But it stayed somewhere in the back of my head.
For a log time, photography was my sort of little, dirty secret. I announced it (more for myself) just as a hobby. It was too personal and precious and I guess I was afraid to mess it up. Only recently I realised that from all the forms and mediums I experimented during my studies, photography is what I feel the most comfortable with. It has a lot to do with the action itself. It’s very intuitive. I love the intensity of the moment, it feels like hunting. I could also compare it with having sex…and checking photo books, exhibitions, magazines and blogs slowly became my daily porn.
Im not even trying to claim any objectivity in my images. I like to be involved, excepted and participate. People appearing in the photographs are usually close friends of mine, but I’m also not so much interested in revealing their personalities and following stories, as caching them in a moment within a certain, personal context.
With people or without, it’s always introverted and self-reflective point of view. The world is composed of so many details - they merge, intervene and create a beautiful, funny and absurd combinations, and this is what interests me the most.
As I finally decided to “come out of a closet” and face my affection with photography, at the moment I’m facing (and enjoying) all the consequences.