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Gintautas Trimakas. Photo by Toms Harjo

Gintautas Trimakas. Photo by Toms Harjo

Gintautas Trimakas (1958) is a Lithuanian photographer, a passionate practitioner of alternative photographic processes and a teacher at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Trimakas represents the so-called generation of conceptualists in Lithuania, who in the 1980s turned to the materiality of photography creating unique imprints, objects and installations. Trimakas often dedicates his philosophical works to various creative individuals, for example, to painters Edvard Munch and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis or photo pioneer Henry Fox Talbot. In series Responses he photographed shadows with an old Nokia phone, but in series Greeting he captured the sky, only later finding out that data errors had occurred in the files. Whereas in series Bicycle Stops he used a pinhole camera, which was put on the bicycle luggage rack and which documented the cityscapes in the direction of the sky. The exposure time coincided with coffee or cigarette breaks.

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