Hi. This probably doesn't come as a big surprise - I like to think that a single picture can tell more than an innumerable amount of words. And yet here I am, bestowed with an ambitious task to present myself to you. I know no other way than to start with the beginning. I was born in 1984. I grew up in Lithuania and later settled in Norway, where I have been living for the past 20 years. I work with medical research ethics.
I love to photograph nature. It is difficult to tell you why, specifically. I have been obsessed with weather since I was a little dude. I would sit and stare through the window every single time a storm was coming. Seeing those dark clouds rise up from the horizon, darker and darker, threatening with impending doom. Or chasing snow devils outside, jumping straight into the center of one, just to feel the raw magical essence of nature. Similarly I would feel endless calm and piece of mind in a fresh late spring grass, bathing in the sun. Or jump around in autumn leaves, later relaxing lying on our backs with my friends and staring into the endless deep and dark September night sky filled with stars. Or feel the strange smell of thaw and see the grass reappear beyond the snow while the fresh late winter gloom revolves around me. Nowadays I still am utterly childish and maybe landscape photography is a consequence of that wonder and lust for adventure and exploration. After all it does force me to do strange things like wake up at 4 AM or spend the night in the cold chasing northern lights.
Landscape photography is a strange thing. It's a life style, an endless treasure hunt for unique conditions in magical places. It has taken me to spots I wouldn't even have heard of otherwise. It is a very big adventure and is entirely unpredictable and full of wonder.
I draw inspiration from many things and I believe that nature is relentless, dark, uncompromising, yet light, magical and welcoming. I think that we are just mere observers of the magnificence that is passing in front of our eyes. It does not notice us, nor does it care, but we sure are lucky to see it and follow its narrative.
My photography gear consists of two cameras - Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 5D mark II I use as back-up. Farther vision is obtained through two lenses - Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. I use a Manfrotto carbon fibre tripod. For my more local trips I use a mountain bike or mountain skis to get around.
I think that's about it. I hope you enjoy my photography and that I succeeded in showing at least a part of the atmosphere I feel and associate with it.
And you can contact me at Fishermang@gmail.com if you have any inquiries, questions or want to discuss something. Cheers!