Tomas Urbelionis | Vilnius, Lithuania

Short bio…

I was born on 5th of November 1981, in Alytus, Lithuania. I am general film photographer. I also do short films, paint and design sculptures. I have been professing photography since 1999. In 2005 I graduated studies of Photography Technologies at Vilnius College of design. In the year 2009, during the international exhibition “Madamorfozes” I was given the title of the best amateur fashion photographer. Since 2012 I have been a member of the Union of the Lithuanian art photographers.

You shoot film because…

I make pictures on film because film photos are more emotional and warm for me than digital. Digital photos, for me, are too cold, sterile and unnatural. All of the photographs that are on my website are done with film. Also, colours from tape is much closer to me than digital. For personal exhibitions, I print my own pictures using my own hands, on old silver gelatin paper in a 60 x 50 cm format.

Your photography feels like…

People say that my photographs are like shots from movies and I agree with that. I also think that many of my photos are sad..

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