I grew up in a small beach town, Klaipeda, Lithuania. My first camera was a Russian made plastic camera that I was given during middle school. This was my introduction to the world of art.

After high school I studied film in the prestigious Soviet Union Film Institute VGIK. I spent eight years working as a cameraman for Moscow State Television. 

In 1989 I moved to the states to unite with my wife in Los Angeles. I came here without a portfolio, no demo reels and no pictures. Who knew that I would need to have a portfolio to prove that I can shoot? The Russian system did not require those things. Therefore I had to start my career from the beginning for a second time.  Today I live in beautiful Portland Oregon and work full time as a still photographer and videographer. 

I am represented by a stock agency Age FotoStock in Spain.

I have had many personal gallery shows in the USA and abroad.  My work is in hundreds of private collections.

If you ask what I like my answer would be dancing tango and baking Lithuanian style bread loaded with nuts and grains. No one in town can beat my bread : )

In 2004 I published my first book of B&W photographs, called "Thread" and in 2008 I published my second book " Silence of the Crane Feathers".

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Studio/home in Portland, Oregon.