Alnis Stakle takes everyday life as his inspiration and subject matter. His evocative images record the surroundings of his native Latvia in the style of documentary reportage.
This image is typical of the artist’s style and is from the LSD (Living Space Daugavpils) series of photographs that document Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia. The bordering countries of Russia, Belarus and Lithuania have determined the city as a unique cultural environment, a place that Stakle calls ‘trans-cultural’.
Stakle’s photographs do not just chart the city and it’s environs but also document the artist as photographer making concrete ideas surrounding his own struggles with his identity, torn between four countries.
The artist takes the bleak and municipal elements of the city and looks at how people live within their environments. Other subject matters in the series have included children playing in wastelands or well-tended family graves in a wilderness.
Limited edition of 30, signed by the artist
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