My first encounter with photography happened when I was 12. My father gave me a simple point-and-shoot Olympus camera for my first scout trip. Part of that was a visit to a Medieval castle.
I captured a baby owl calmly sleeping against the castle's wall. My father liked that picture. It was a huge encouragement to me.
Since then I kept shooting pictures, mainly during my travels.
In my early 20s, I ventured into India. In Hyderabad, where I was doing my internship, we used to visit some really remote districts over the weekend.
That's where the most candid encounters happened. I brought back thousands of pictures.
I had my own exhibition named "The Soul of Asia" in Lithuania, got published in a number of Slovak lifestyle magazines and won a number photo competitions, including the travel contest organized by renowned GEO magazine.
I take pictures whenever I have a camera in my hands.