Photo exhibition “Back to the City”

Mindaugas Gabrenas‘ latest project Back to the City was created living in New York City and traveling around the US. Here author combines his passion for landscape and cityscape photography by mixing an American wild landscape with New York City cityscape. Presenting works in diptych Gabrenas is trying to reveal unexpected visual parallels between two antagonistic concepts: natura et urbi.
Actually there‘s no need to come back to nature to distance yourself from the outside world. Seems that even busy New York City streets has enough of seclusion and melancholy – concrete jungle can make you feel forgotten and lonely like in outermost Oregon coast. Nowadays extremely popular Rousseau’s concept back to nature here is rephrased intentionally – author aims to share with us his sympathy both for theapple-tree and for the Big Apple.
Back to the City is series of black&white diptych, all the pictures were taken between 2012-2014, using medium format film cameras.

Mindaugas Gabrenas (1977) is an amateur lithuanian photographer working worldwide and currently based in Lithuania. Author of a number of personal and group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, UK and US, winner of various photo awards. His works were published in various photo magazines.
Last year his works were presented in International Festival of Photography PHotoEspaña (Madrid).
Author currently focuses on 6×6 black&white photography and works with medium format cameras varying from Hasselblad to plastic homemade.