I grew up in Lithuania where my love of writing and photography was developed. I came to Chicago to do my photo show,
fell in love, got married and never left.
There was a time when I
deeply believed in the job of delivering messages from the lips of
my interview subjects to the readers heads. I was really lucky to meet a
lot of extraordinary people. Living in Lithuania I interviewed artists,
workers, priests, alcoholics. I wrote about depressed unhappy
families, small business, shows in galleries, new performances in our
theatres and their creators, prisoners, criminals... countless other
For many years I
was a member of the International Journalist's Federation and the
Lithuanian's Photo Artist's Union. My forefathers were
unbelievably brave knights as long ago as the fourteenth century.
Historians found documents in archives about them. As their
descendant, I became a member of Lithuania's Royal Noblemen's Union. In
memory of my forefathers I created a series of photos and wrote many
articles about noblemen and their family members who were killed or
exiled to Siberia.
For three years I taught classes in the basics of
journalism at Kaunas University.
For more than one year I worked in J.Miltinis theater in Panevezys,
a professional theatre that was very
well known throughout the Soviet Union. I worked as Director of the
Literary Department. It was a special period of my life: I shot a lot of
pictures from performances, wrote a lot articles about them and the
actors who played in them.