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Leonardas Surgaila
Leonardas Surgaila
Leonardas Surgaila
Leonardas Surgaila
Leonardas Surgaila

California

Leonardas Surgaila

$ 300.00

Leonardas Surgaila. Photographer, San Francisco, CA. Documentary classical photography. Shooting people in the street is like visual anthropology science.

Leonardas Surgaila. San Francisco, CA. Classical Documentary Photography, signed by artist

4230 San Pablo Dam Rd. Apt. B-26
El Sobrante, CA 94803. PH 510.326.9722
E-mail: disleo@yahoo.com
Website: leo.tzm.lt
Social media: FB page
www.flickr.com/photos/surgaila



I like city and people in the city. I am inspired by Cartier-Bresson and Berenice Abbott photography. Nobody is shooting streets and people like them. It is history, and very interesting to see today. Many photographers are traveling in exotic countries, looking for exotic people or something else very exotic. I try to find it here. Shooting people in the street is like visual anthropology science. People's FACES today, here, in this time. I never think about the commercial aspect to it. Sometimes I still use film cameras. I also like architecture and nature, but people are always more important to me, maybe because I am from the planet Mars. The artworks I am presenting today are already "seasoned" - it is history now - telephone booths in 1996 New York have nostalgic feel and are very much collectable.


I was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. My Father was a photographer. I attended the College of Art for four years, painting and drawing. I started my career as a wedding photographer. Later, for 10 years I was a director and cameraman at an independent, non-professional cinema. We made documentary movies on 16mm film. In 1996 I moved to New York, then to Chicago and now I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the place to be.