Mindaugas Gabrenas | Lithuania

Short bio…

Mindaugas Gabrenas is a Lithuanian amateur photographer currently based in New York. His initial encounter with photography was in late 1990, when his parents gave me a first film camera Zenit. Currently he’s focused on 6×6 black&white photography and working with Kiev 88, Hasselblad 501CM, Kodak Duaflex II, Holga and homemade cameras. Landscapes, waterscapes, cityscapes, even melancholic dreamscapes – are the main fields of his interest.

You shoot film because…

I prefer film photography not only because the film smells funny. I found the analog photography is much more fragile and subtle. There are a lot of chances for fault. And when you get what you expected – it’s a unique feeling. Film is able to reflect more properly the visions that appear sometimes.

Your photography feels like…

My photographs are my way to show and express some of my feelings and my personal perception of what surrounds us. Having my mind, eyes and camera I am going downward the maze of visions and do not care if entering the room, where someone has just been or from which I just gone.
But there’s no denying – someday I’d love to get into the room where no one has gone before.

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