On my travels earlier I came across the talents of photographer Laina Briedis or as she sometimes likes to be known Eros Turannos and was blown away by her great attention to detail in capturing the world around her. The creative’s portfolio is packed full of stunning location and beautiful subjects which is teamed up with a winning blend of tone and colour, which is a real treat on the eyes.
Unsurprisingly Laina has developed a loyal and inspired following who reward her efforts with frequent comment and feedback. As a regular over on Flickr I can’t recommend following Laina’s work enough, it’s rare for a week to pass without her filling our screens with beautiful constructed compositions which convey genuine feeling of liberation and emotion.
Laina shares a few words bellow:
“My name is Laina Briedis. I’ve lived on Long Island all my life, and for as long as I can remember I have been captivated with the concept, practice, and art of photography. I suppose you could say that I very often try to live vicariously though my pictures, each still frame is a dream I had once, an attempt to capture or at least encompass some aspect of infinity. I create photographs because I’ve come to the conclusion that all the best kinds of happiness depend upon it as far as my existence goes. I want to remember everything the way it was meant to be seen, and catalog not only an experience or adventure but the feelings associated with it and the dream-like state our memories record in. I strive to make each one of my photographs not only provoke a memory within myself, but an emotion — something that can bound across the endless invisible clotheslines of infinity, creating a connection with someone else who’s able to reach out and grab it. I’m pretty sure the universe exists because of things like that, and I crave so desperately to create such moments: instants of existential clarity. As for preference and style, I find myself very moved by and inspired to create photographs that are deeply colorful or demonstrate a boldness of color in some way. My favourite medium is 35mm color film, typically at ISO 400-200. I tend to focus the majority of my photographs on spontaneous moments of living subjects, especially those I have meaningful relationships with”