I sincerely believe that God created Earth to be this beautiful and magnificent specifically for photographer
Maxim Mjödov is a fine art photographer, born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1983. Fascinated with emulsion based photography, he entirely dedicated himself to studying it starting from 2003 and began to experiment in search of expressive forms and photographic possibilities as a tool for acquiring knowledge about and analysing his own and surrounding life. The main themes of his work: relationships in modern society, transformation and influence of landscape, perception of time, narrative and poetry in photography.
Heikki Leis (b. 1973) was born in Tartu, Estonia.
He graduated from Tartu Art Grammar School and later masonry and sculpture faculty in Tartu Art School in 1991.
He works as a freelance artist since 2000. Heikki does mostly hyper realistic pen and pencil drawings and also sculpture.
Since 2004 he is also an avid photographer and takes part in exhibitions.
His biggest passion is analogue photography, he uses both mid- and large format cameras.
The project that took the longest time, the most effort and has also become the most famous is his series of molds called “Afterlife”.
Gypsies or the Roma people are Estonia’s least known and most mysterious minority. We know that they live in Estonia, but only they know HOW. Like Jews, the fate of gypsies has been rough – they have always been haunted, discriminated, and destroyed, but, unlike Jews, they have never been fully rehabilitated so the discrimination of Gypsies continues. The public tends to mistrust them and regards them suspiciously, although they don’t know their habits and traditions. This documentary glimpse into their every day life is not judging this tiny nation that is excluded from the society both socially and economically. This photo series is a self-reflection of Gypsies that they themselves offered to the photographer. What is especially valuable about this photographic material is the fact never before has there been such extensive visual coverage to Gypsies living in Estonia.