Latvian Nomad Portrait Project has been growing in my heart for some time. My goal is to photograph Latvians abroad - create series of proffesional portraits of people who are proud of their Latvian roots, people who may no longer speak the language, or people who visit their homeland frequently. Portrait collection would be in an online gallery, possibly creating a book in a future.
Latvia is approaching its 100 year anniversary and at various times and turmoils in its history Latvians have found themselves away from their home country, yet their love for the small country on the Baltic Sea remains strong.
I've lived in United States for almost two decades, and have met Latvians with different paths that have brought them away from Latvia. With this project I hope to capture portraits that reflect the people who call themselves Latvian.
I am based in Michigan and would like to start in my home state however as I travel, I'd like to reach out to other communities as well. If you are Latvian and would like to find out more about this project, set up a portrait session please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org , connect of Facebook or Instagram.
I also invite my fellow Latvian Photographers abroad to join me in this project - create professional portraits of Latvians abroad. Please use #latviannomad on Instagram or tag me @latviannomad