Photographer. Photography for me is an important way to relate to the world and show my angle of view to others. It also allows me to get closer to the unknown and to capture something I want to hold on to.
I began my apprenticeship in Photography with my dad when I was a kid and I think that these first steps into the photography world were the most important. I was fascinated by the possibility to immortalize the evanescent moments of life. My first subjects were family, friends and landscapes. My relationship with photography continues but from a simple hobby, it has now become my main occupation and deepest passion! After long year period working as HR manager in big international company I mooved off and nowadays working as freelance photographer.
I started re-learning photography through a number of courses in Lithuania, studying online and found great satisfaction in studying the art with some well-known and professional photographers in Malta. It was a good step up in learning outside my comfort zone and outside Lithuania, experimenting and practicing under different conditions (low light, studio light, posing, work with models, night shooting, etc.). After a few years’ work, study and private tuition I can only speak highly of them and I am sure that what I received was their best experience and knowledge.
For several years I approached various Photography Associations outside Lithuania, and have participated in photo contests, received awards, and I have held a number of exhibitions (Lithuania, Spain, Malta).
Portrait photography has always been one of my favourite subject, however I do like a lot of other genres in photography as abstract, documentary, architecture, event photography as well.
Every one of these genres needs specific knowledge. A photographer has to be open minded, be creative, needs to pay attention, have patience and of course – passion! And of course - to be in right place on right time. I’m curious about the world around me and photography helps me satisfy it, because every genre for me is an interesting challenge, a further step, a higher level.
In 2012-2015 I have attended various seminars and Photo Convention (2014) by the MIPP, regularly participate in MIPP competitions.
Awarded photographer in MYMalta Photo Competition in 2014 by Malta Tourism Authority and The Malta Institute of Professional Photography.
Awarded photographer of Pixoto in 2014.
My work has been featured in Camerapixo magazine.
My work has been featured in FocalPoint newsletter.
In 2014 i have been awarded numerous Gold and Silver Awards in international competitions in various categories, portraiture, abstract, black&white, architecture, landscapes.
In November 2014 I passed the Licentiate level of MIPP (Malta Institute of Professional Photography) Qualification.