aka Pilena between Riga and Paris

Walk through the childhood

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Do you ever return to the place where you lived as a kid… where you used to play, cry, laugh? I do. My favorite month when I feel the best taking a walk round the some roads, same staircase is May. Last autumn I took Maya and Andreys with me and captured them inĀ  places that I have in my mind – no matter the season. Continue reading

A very personal story

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It’s been five months since we visited my grandma. I am just waiting for spring to come to get her some tulips and lilac – her favorite flowers. I think Dzintra (that’s her name) doesn’t mind that we haven’t been around for a while. On some colder nights, when I miss her more, I just put on her blouse and go to sleep. Sometimes I open her “jewellery” box – where I find her telephone book, a card with a prayer, her glasses, lipstick and Anais Anais perfume. She passed away almost 15 years ago, and since then I am a frequent guest in cemetery, though I can’t say I was not before. Continue reading

Dons backstage

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Last autumn, we went to a beautiful Latvian countryside and created a photo story for a fabulous and very talented musician Dons. This is the backstage of the shoot featuring Dons, photographer Vika Anisko and me as a stylist. Continue reading