Mindaugas Gabrenas (1977) is fine art Lithuanian photographer working worldwide.
His series Fantasma (2009) was the first integral photo project with intention to explore the long exposure landscape photography in personal melancholic and apocalyptic way.
In 2011 Gabrenas came back to black&white film photography and started his Dreamscapes series. Working in severe and abandoned locations with long time ago expired soviet Svema films and old light leaking cameras, Gabrenas reflected a black&white surreal dream projection in photography.
Back to the City is the third Gabrenas‘ project, created in US. Here author combines his passion for landscape and cityscape photography by mixing an American wild landscape with New York City cityscape. Presenting works in diptych Gabrenas is trying to reveal unexpected visual parallels between two antagonistic concepts: natura et urbi.
In his fourth and still ongoing project Somnia Gabrenas is back to the theme of dreams, capturing these visions using his handmade medium format film camera and colour films. mostly affected by mold from the dark bread.
Mindaugas Gabrenas is an author of a number of personal and group exhibitions worldwide, his works were published in various photo magazines, in 2014 his works were presented in International Festival of Photography PHotoEspaña (Madrid).
Author currently focuses on 6×6 film photography and works with medium format cameras varying from Hasselblad to plastic homemade. Landscapes, waterscapes, cityscapes and melancholic dreamscapes – are the main fields of his interest.