Aigars Lapsa is a Latvian photographer, who in parallel with his work in 2003 started photographing musical events and concerts. In the beginning, he published only in Latvias press his impressions of places he had been and reviews of the concerts together with photographs. After that he began focusing on representing visually professional blues music events on the internet and in the world’s most popular blues publications.
His entertainment and music work appears in the World's blues magazine “Blues Revue” (US), “Big City Blues” (US), “Blues News” Germany), on the covers of “Blues News” (Norway), “Twoj blues” (Poland), “Back To The Roots” (Belgium) and numerous other periodicals and national releases, CD covers & inserts, promotional items by offering a real look at the subjects.
All photographs are taken live where performers are not specially posing. The goal is to capture those moments where the performers appearance and emotions reveal the individuals soul, mentation and looks beauty.
In a years time he has developed a large and impressive collection of portraits of blues performers. His photos have been on display in exhibitions at blues festivals in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia.
In 2009-2010 together with two other Latvian photographers (Normunds Kalnins and Sergejs Budanovs) has developed a traveling bluesman and jazzman photo exhibition called „Epson Roots and Fruits” www.rootsandruits.lv which successfully toured around Batic states.
Aigars would like to thank all the festival organizers and all the great artists, who gave us the opportunity to enjoy the blues and he is happy to memorialize expression of the faces and bodies movements of the musicians and their music as much as their personal feeling.
In internet part of pictures you can see at Bites Blues club homepage www.bluesclub.lv as well in Facebook
and in MySpace
List of visited music events:
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise - January 2009, January 2010
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival - 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
Chicago blues festival - 2005
Beale street Music festival in Memphis - 2010
International Blues Challenge in Memphis - 2010
European Blues Challenge in Berlin - 2011
Notodden blues festival - 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Lucerne blues festival - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Lillehammer blues festival - 2006, 2007, 2008
Burnley National Blues Festival -
Color Line Blues Cruise (Norway) - 2008,
Festival Blues Baltica (Germany) - 2009,
Augusti blues festival (Estonia) - 2004, 2005,
Bliuzo naktys (Lithuania) - 2004,
Cazorla blues festival (Spain) - 2007
Hondarribia blues festival (Spain) - 2009
DjursBluesLand festival in Denmark - 2008,
Frederikshavn Blues festival in Denmark - 2008,
Odense Blues festival in Denmark - 2009
Suwalki blues festival (Poland) - 2010,
Sigulda blues festival (Latvia) - 2010,
Rawa blues festival (Poland) - 2011
Rauma blues festival (Finland) - 2007
1950s Rhythm&Blues and Roots Rock’n’Roll festival Rhythm Riot - 2007
Mississippi blues boat festival (Helsinki) - 2007
Pelican blues festival (Latvia) 2006
||The recipient of the prestigious Keeping The Blues Alive award in Photography, presented by The Blues Foundation (Memphis, Tennessee)
||The recipient of the "German Blues Award 2011 - International", presented by Baltic Blues e.V., Eutin, Germany"
All photos on www.aigarsphoto.lv (.com) are copyrighted by Aigars Lapsa and may not be used or copied without written permission. Please e-mail to author if you have any questions or offers for cooperation.
Please, welcome any feedback about the displayed work and the website.
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