reflections of Jugend style building through trees

different Riga

Different Riga

A combination of a sunny day in autumnal Riga and holga lens provided some interesting results. I somehow like this plastic toy lens. It is so dark that one need to push the ISO quite a bit in order to be able to see at least something through it. That gives some grain and almost film feeling to it.

Riga has changed a lot during the last years that I’m not there. Since I don’t live here permanently I notice things that change from my previous short visits. I can’t say I know the city any more. I did grow up here, but it was a different time, a different country, a totally different era…

This time during my visit to Riga a lot of past became part of the present – meeting with classmates (some I haven’t seen for 18 years), visiting the secondary school I used to study in, going through my dad’s things in his apartment… Many things to reflect upon..

And maybe it’s not only Riga that is different, but it’s also me, who is different, who sees different things or sees differently..


orange trees old hospital barcelona el raval

Barcelona: Exploring Your Vision (with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, 2011)

This is a resulting gallery after one week workshop “Barcelona: Exploring Your Vision” with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, 26.03-02.04, 2011.

It was an intensive workshop and it took me some time for everything to sink in, to digest.. We were a diverse group of amateurs and professionals coming from all over the world (Europe, Australia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Indonesia)…. continue reading

4 hours of daylight

The idea was to explore the light, or rather the lack of light. Umea is a town in northern part of Sweden, quite close to the polar circle. During the winter months there is about 4 hours of daylight. However, there is a lot of artificial lights, especially during the Christmas season and the idea was to explore darkness and what people do in order to cope with it in their daily life.

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SPNP Umea bus station


Copenhagen boat people

"Don't set out to get something specific. Follow your nose, it may surprise you." - John Maloof

SPNP Umea bus station
“Capture a moment of silence in the never ending noise of the world”. – Pierre Belhassen

My entries to the Street Photography Now Project – Year 2