Māris Grunskis


I’m a photographer from Latvia currently living in Jyväskylä, Finland.

I shoot mostly events, architecture, cityscape, landscapes, nature, and macro.

Please check my Instagram account for recent photos.

I started taking photographs as a teenager because I wanted… no, in fact, I really needed to capture the moments that I found beautiful. It all started with sunsets, the countryside, and Daugavpils Fortress. Later I took photos wherever I felt like doing it. I took pictures during my studies of biology at the University of Latvia, enjoying Latvian nature, working as a hydrobiologist and zookeeper while living in Riga, working in Daugavpils Fortress, or visiting other places.

From 2009 till 2015 I was fascinated by urban exploration and photography of abandoned places and urban environments. Results of my urban exploration experience were showcased in 2014, in the exhibition “Ghosts” in the Latvian Museum of Photography.

Daugavpils Fortress is a special place for me. I first started exploring it back in my childhood and became seriously interested in the history of the place. I even worked there from 2014 to 2018 – organizing events, guiding tours, creating visual materials. Many photos were taken there, including photo series of “Changing Fortress”, that you can find on page Exhibitions.

On December 28th, 2018, my exhibition of macro photography “Reptiles in details” was opened at Riga Zoo Terrarium.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any kind of photoshoot. I am open to different ideas from shooting macro and portraits to architecture and events as well as guiding photography workshops. I am always interested in learning something new!

You can find my contacts below.

Some of my published photos:

 

Photos of a new exhibition lighting of the Museum of Central Finland

Photos from the event organized by Mahdollisuuksien tori Jyväskylä on August 15th, 2020.

Photos for the Evolutionary Genomics Research Group of the University of Jyväskylä

Cultural Orienteering Cross at the Art Museum in Autumn 2019

Baltic Snow Call photo in “Kaleva” newspaper. (Finland, 2019)

Postcards of Daugavpils Fortress. (Latvia, 2015)

More than 30 illustrative photographs used in Handouts of Daugavpils Fortress, (Latvia, 2014)

Photos and article about a small local zoo in Daugavpils, Latvia published the Latvian magazine of green lifestyle “Vides vēstis” (Latvia, 2008)

Prices

Photoshoot
100 EUR / h

I am invoicing through ukko.fi

For more details please contact me via email below

Get in touch

photogrunskis(at)gmail.com

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