interest and involvement in photography began during the late
1970's. Soon it was channelled towards the early pigment printing
processes, mainly the Bromoil and Gum Bichromate techniques.
1985 I joined "The Bromoil Circle of Great Britain",
established in 1931 by the late Sam Weller. For a number of years
I served as its secretary and in 2000 I became the society's
submitting to The Royal Photographic Society panels of Bromoil
images, I was awarded the Associateship and the Fellowship Distinctions
in 1989 and 1997 respectively. Over the years I have taken part
in many exhibitions, conducted numerous demonstrations and workshops
to popularise the process in Great Britain, France, USA and in
Latvia, the country of my birth. Bromoiling has become a full
time occupation, which I enjoy as much today as when I started.