Katrina Kepule from “Sit Silently”
" ‘Sit Silently’ portrays the signs of time in rites of subcultures surrounding the capital of Latvia and its outskirts. Pictures of the project capture author’s urge for a slower time zone that implies more vivid and open self-expressions, as well as a sense of home and creativity of daily routines beyond the usual urban experience.
Within the project the photographer seeks to identify those points where “contemporary Europe” meets different layers of the past (like Soviet and National Awakening period in Latvia) which conflict and complement each other at the same time. These overlapping elements appear creatively in interiors, exteriors, portraits and still-life images depicting everyday and leisurely pastimes.”