I'm originally from a very small town in Latvia called Ventspils, but now I live and work as a professional freelance photographer in London, UK.
My journey as a photographer started when I was already filming my friends skateboarding on my parents’ camera and was about to go to university to pursue a career in filming. Right at the start of my first course, on top of all our regular subjects, we got a class in traditional black and white photography. I got so excited and into it, especially shooting on film and developing everything in the darkroom, that I changed my mind and switched to a photography course and eventually graduated as a photographer.
I never stopped filming, but in my head I decided that I wanted to be a professional photographer and earn my living that way and leave filming as a hobby. So to fulfil that dream I moved to London and spent two years working as a studio assistant getting experience, knowledge and saving for the equipment to be able to work as a freelancer.
Nowadays I shoot skateboarding and non-skateboarding events and campaigns both in the UK and in Europe. I'm happy where I am and can't wait to see where photography will take me next.