“Layers” is a story about ideas and dreams and their materialization the physical world in the countryside of Latgalia. They are visions and plans which have clustered and “landed” on the ground in an appearance of different and extraordinary buildings like lakes in Latvian tales which fly in the sky until they find their right place on the ground.
Often these buildings have been built manually by their owners, without the legal planning procedures and can’t be seen in maps or plans, as if they would still exist slightly above ground, only as visions in the minds of their creator. These visions, even though they have reached the ground and acquired physical shapes, keep developing and transforming affected by various circumstances thus creating newer and newer layers not only in the landscape of the countryside, but also in the mental map of Latgalia and Latvia.
Published in the context of competition "Seeking the Latest in Photography!" organized by Riga Photography Biennial