Studio view


Nowadays I live a secluded life.

From my front porch I can see a rainbow

diving in to nearby pond .

When I return home from the forest,

I bring a smell of a bonfire with me.

At night I listen to mysterious calls of an owl

and feel much in tune with  nature.

I live through four definite seasons.

With the crisp winter winds carving the deep snow

and return of the birds in the early spring.

Summers are full of creative energy.

This is the way I work.

It's when leaves open up

I wake up my camera from the long rest.

I use my son as a model.

I start my new season...



My involvement in conceptual photography

dates back to Riga the capital of former Soviet  Latvia.

I left my homeland when I was 28 years old.

I brought two images with me.

The first two letters of an alphabet

I am still developing today.



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Selected   Solo  Exhibitions

Everson Museum of Arts, Syracuse, NY

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE


Selected   Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY Rochester

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

Toledo Museum of Arts, Toledo, OH

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, MI

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, IL


Selected   Awards

National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Grant

Minnesota State Arts Board, Photography Fellowship

Michigan Council for the Arts, Creative Artist Grant

Michigan Arts Award, Art Foundation of Michigan

FIAP Gold Medal,

18 Salon International d'Art Photographique, Reims, France

Niepce Medal,

Salon International d'Art Photographique, Denain, France

PSA Gold Medal,

22 International Salon of Photography, Bordeaux, France



 A big rock lays on the southern border of the land I live.

I like to visit him on a sunny winter days and walk around in a circle, absorbing his silent energy.

I like to stand on top of him with my eyes shot toward the bright sun.

I like to fill my chest with a crisp air and reach towards the sky.

I feel secluded, but not alone. It's where I belong.

 The lonely owl is watching me from his nest across ravine.





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