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Photoville 2015

I've been writing about this for quite a while already, but now it's official - my series Blood Unquiet is part of Photoville 2015 programming (as they funnily call it - programming means entirely different thing for the other half of me - the IT guy). The contracts are signed, fees paid, plane tickets bought and my pictures will start their journey towards Photoville already tomorrow.

Photoville is a "gate event" for me - this probably isn't a correct term, but I don't know a better one to describe an event that could change a lot, but is not guaranteed to do it. So on one end of the spectrum of possible outcomes is that my life goes on quietly just like it has until now or, on the other end of the spectrum is that I'll get a lot of invitations and exhibitions etc. I'd rather not speculate which way it goes, I'm used to keeping my expectations low and trying to produce work that pleases myself first.

It's still great honor to be among the exhibitions organized by Getty, Magnum, PDN and so on. I'm planning to visit as many exhibitions as possible myself during the time I'm staying in New York. Hope to find some time to cover it here too.

My Exhibition is Over

My exhibition at Tallinn Art Gallery is over. A week before the end, 1700+ people had visited it - exceeding even my most optimistic expectations.

All in all, it was hugely beneficial experience for me. And I'm already looking forward to the next one. Actually there're several exhibitions planned for the current year:

  • "Blood Unquiet" at Evald Okas Museum in Haapsalu in July
  • "Unfinished Stories" at ambulARTtoorium in July
  • "Blood Unquiet" at Photoville, New York in September
  • And I hope to show some new work in Pärnu in October

I'm very enthusiastic about the new work as I haven't been able to do much shooting in the last half a year or so. It's currently still at notes/drawings phase, but I'm hoping take the first frames very soon.

My Fundraiser Worked!

Wow, my fundraising campaign obviously worked, even better than I thought. I hit the target by the end of third week out of five total.

It's a relief, first of all. I'm not a promoter or salesman, more like the opposite.

During the process I personally thanked all the people in my contacts list. It was just good to reconnect and some people offered other kind of help - like contacts in New York, suggestions for accommodation and more. I'm going to need that.

It's clear that I'm going to Photoville now - only force majeure will stop me. There's a lot of work ahead though. And I need to start with it earlier than I expected, tomorrow that is.

There's also a lot of work with the prints I'm selling in the campaign too. Printing, proofing, signing, shipping.

I hope to write a proper conclusion to the fundraiser once it's over.

New page, first post

I created this new page to showcase my work that I consider to be on the art side (on the contrary to the commercial portfolio). 

In this blog I'll certainly be covering the latest news - exhibitions where I'm participating, awards I win - if any, where my work is publicized.

In addition I'll try to write again about my photographic journey, the actual trips, creative choices, influences. There're quadrillion blog concentrating on image acquisition and technical issues related to that, so for the foreseeable future I'll be covering the output part (preparing my exhibition).