Pilt: Aivar Pihelgas

How I came to photography?
My family bought me an Pentax Espio 140V when I was about 12 for my travelling's with ballet company and I still love using film cameras. During my studies in Russia, Yacobson Ballet Theatre, I got first digital. It was Sony DSC-W90. I took many pictures about myself, backstage and travelling's with ballet company. When I got Canon 7D, during studied in Tallinn University, my interest in photography became more technical and practical, I started to create accessories for photography. There was a time, when I used Nikon d7000, but system and buttons wasn't for me so I sold it and moved to my first full frame Sony a7RII.  Now I focus on product-portrait-reportage-editorial photography with a secret passion for a nature and documentary.
My inspiration come from nature, animals, folklore, fairy tales, mythology, holidays and life.

Photography for:
Killud, Bebe Organic, Noortebänd, Tallinn Design Festival, Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Tallinn Music Week, Estonian Music Days, VegGuru, Tudeng TV, Tallinn University Photo Club

Exhibitions:
16.11.18 UDJA: Current Value Restoran Viktoria
“Meid kotib” november 2017, Tartu: Omicum, Tartu Ülikool
“Raamist välja linnaruum” 2016 & 2015. Kultuurikatel, Tallinn.

Publications:
"Artell no.1" 2016, ajakiri, p. 33-34, 56-61
"Eesti JA Põhjamaad - Eesti KUI Põhjamaa?" Tartu Ülikooli eetikakeskus, p.92
About my music
Music chose me or I have chosen by music?

I remember sun, sea and cliff. That day first time listened to God is an Astronaut, which one saved my life, I felt life, peace and love. The strongest emotions in human life. I hope one day somebody feel the strongest feelings by listening my music.
I started to improvise and compose on piano in 2010/2011, and I still do. Also I have been recording everyday life & nature sounds, usually I use them in my compositions. Certainly I like to experiment with levels, sound wave and sounds.
Composing songs as singer-songwriter and have compositions with band, but they never recorded (only with phone).
Have  a bachelor degree in Sound Design & Spanish language and culture (Tallinn University).
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