Recycled Nature
2011

black and white analog photography, 15 x 10 cm

Recycled Natures is an experimental photography artwork about illegal pollution in the Latvia countryside. According to the data from the State Environmental Service of the Republic of Latvia the three most contaminated sites in Latvia in 2011 were the forests near Zolitude, Bolderaja, Riga and Madona district Biksere. I went to these places to take photos and collect materials that later I used to create DIY paper. Each place had their own paper with their own coloring and properties. The taken photos were made on these DIY papers using red roam and photography developing technology. These allowed me not to only bring a visual material from the places but a little bit of the place itself too.

  • photo of Bolderaja illegal dump site
  • photo of Bolderaja illegal dump site
  • photo of Bolderaja illegal dump site
  • photo of Zolitude illegal dump site
  • photo of Biskere illegal dump site
  • photo of Biskere illegal dump site
  • photo of Zolitude illegal dump site
  • photo of Bolderaja illegal dump site

Exhibitions:
– 2011 Transience at Galleria Huit Photography Open Salon, Arles, FR