Haralds Vecvagars. Portrait.
Latvian potographers' Haralds Vecvagars' first photo exhibition, "Portrait", will be opened in the exhibition hall of the Latvian National Library (LNB). The exhibit consists of 58 documentary photos taken from 2000 to 2007 during the filming of Latvian TV program "Evening Interview". Depicted int the photos are such heroes as Vācslavs Havel, Mariss Jansons, Pyotr Vails, Otars Joseliani, Regina Ezera.
After almost two decades, these photos are made available to the general public.
Beauty in honesty
"I Just observe, the camera covering me, and I dare to truly watch how the portratie enters themself, their memories, emotions. In that state they do not rule over their body, they are honest, and through that – beautiful. It is a moment that has remained in their memory. And my photographs."
The interior and outfit become insignificant – the focus is on the face as a mirror of the soul, to show the soul's experience. The poster's goal was to reflect this philosophy of simplicity.