Evita Goze

Minor project. Imaginary Homelands.

Posted in Japan, personal work, photography, photography studies by evitagoze on January 2, 2013

The effect of mass migrations has been the creation of radically new types of human being: people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories as much in material things; people who have been obliged to define themselves – because they are so defined by others – by their otherness; people in whose deepest selves strange fusions occur, unprecedented unions between what they were and where they find themselves.

(Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands)

I travel from place to place, from country to country. They are different yet the same. Light enters the space and melts into flesh and the most significant memories turns out to be veins pulsing on arms. Pores of skin, flaws and marks, texture of hair and fabric, patterns of shadows. Tiny apartments, suburban landscapes, parks appearing like tropical forests only a handful of meters from a highway. For a split second when the shutter clicks I’m in the control. For a split second I lull myself into believing that they belong to me, longing to become another, before they slip out of my reach, turn away, harden their backs, already lost even before the very first picture was taken.

By photographing people around me I draw internal maps of countries of the mind, of memory and my personal history, searching for emotional attachment and intimacy with the world that surrounds me.

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Georgia

Posted in personal work, photography, photography studies by evitagoze on April 16, 2012

A few images of beautiful Georgia I did last fall for “Orpheus” project in university.

Imaginary Homelands

Posted in personal work, photography, photography studies by evitagoze on February 9, 2012

The effect of mass migrations has been the creation of radically new types of human being: people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories as much in material things; people who have been obliged to define themselves – because they are so defined by others – by their otherness; people in whose deepest selves strange fusions occur, unprecedented unions between what they were and where they find themselves.”

(Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands)

Political portrait project, led by Lisa Barnard:

Anete

Posted in personal work, photography by evitagoze on October 29, 2011


 

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GUP magazine/ portrait by Joanna Piotrowska

Posted in dear diary, my modeling career, personal work, photography by evitagoze on October 21, 2011

ISSP portfolio featured by GUP magazine. You can see one of the pictures taken by me there as well.

And a few with me as a model. Like the one below, made by polish photographer, my wonderful friend Joanna Piotrowska, who recently started her studies in Royal College of Art.

ISSP 2011

Posted in personal work, photography by evitagoze on October 21, 2011

As today there was an exhibition opening – Gala Exhibition in Riga with photography works made during International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), I finally decided to pull myself together and make a new post. This was my third year in ISSP and it was so great, inspirational and concentrated that I don’t even have enough words to describe it. I must say a huge thank you to my amazing workshop teacher Claudine Doury, all the fantastic people I met there and especially my beautiful models who were suffering for me in early mornings and cold water.

Below you can see my final work: Let the Right One In, inspired by childhood games and borders between reality and fantasy.

Sabine

Posted in personal work, photography by evitagoze on September 20, 2011

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Anete. Documentary project

Posted in personal work, photography, photography studies by evitagoze on May 28, 2011

The first year of my photography studies has passed by. Below is the year one final project – a collaborative documentary story about beautiful 19 years old art student Anete from my home country Latvia, presented as a book layout, made using her drawings and my photographs combined together in a way to respond to each other. I called it “Run through the moss on high heels”.