I had the good fortune to be invited to Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius last weekend to photograph a gig of a friend of mine. It was a wonderful experience to be part of this event and will be putting together the visual story of the concert in the near future.
While there I had the chance to get out and shoot around the old town of Vilnius, which you can imagine is incredibly charming. I lived in Latvia for about two years and had been to Vilnius on a number of occasions but had not been back there for well over a decade. I felt it had not changed that much; its charm and character were still strongly evident. When out, I had three cameras with me: the Nikon D7000, the Fuji X100t and the iPhone. I felt such a draw to the Nikon and to document Vilnius a little out of focus. In recent times, I have not blurred things up that much, and I feel I have distanced myself from what I truly enjoy in photography.
On this afternoon, I got about a hundred images in the old town of Vilnius – the majority of them defocussed. Here is a short selection of those.