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Turning of the Sun
       
     
Turning of the Sun

Turning of the Sun explores the idea of ‘home’ in its broadest sense; examining themes of childhood, myth and national identity. Since 2014, I have been returning to the place of my childhood in Latvia. The photographs I take attempted to portray a particular sense of place; both one from my own memory of childhood, and the place as it exists today. Merging documentary and performance, these images embraced ‘play’ as a strategy for making pictures. Asking my sitters (often family members) to pose and consider the photograph’s construction, my images are a negotiation rather than mere observation. The images articulate my relationship with place and memory, but also consider wider themes of national identity. The title, Turning of the Sun, refers to continuous change and the cycle of the seasons, that is so important in Latvian culture deriving from its pagan roots. It also refers to the succession of familial generations and my own return to my birth land. 

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Latvia 10 Screen Res.jpg
       
     
Latvia 2 Screen res.jpg
       
     
Latvia Roberts glass web.jpg
       
     
Latvia 7 Screen Res.jpg
       
     
Lasma Poisa Milk.jpg
       
     
Latvia landscape.jpg
       
     
Latvia 7 Screen.jpg
       
     
Mushroom Basket web.jpg
       
     
Lasma Poisa LV17 16.jpg
       
     
Lukass Screen Res.jpg
       
     
Cow web.jpg
       
     
Latvia Horse web.jpg
       
     
girls fox.jpg
       
     
Lasma Poisa LV17 8.jpg
       
     
Latvia 12 Screen Res.jpg
       
     
Taiga kakis Screen Res.jpg
       
     
Lasma Poisa Pear.jpg
       
     
Bonfire before lit web.jpg
       
     
babina.jpg