If creativity is a window, let me open it wide, no matter the time of year. No matter the opinion of friends or even family. One day I will just leap through it. But at that moment perhaps I will move from seeing myself as a creator to seeing just Creation.
Wishing to appreciate as much as be appreciated. Lets always share the journey as much as find a destination.
Musical group "News Recycled Growth" page and info - http://arthosting.lv/NRG
The basics -
Born in Taupo, New Zealand, 1971.
Joined the Baha'i Faith community in Dunedin (love the South Island of NZ) 1997.
Traveled first to experience what it is to be a global citizen in 2000 - 2001 ~ at this time...
~ the photo book "Book of Wonders" (readable at my photo site above) was created and compiled in Stavanger Norway.
~ there were wonderful travels all over Scandinavia from parts of Southern Norway to the Saami Lands of the North of Finnland & Norway.
~ created and co-produced the "Spiritual Progressive Rock" album with Leif Sjoblom and friends called "Radiance"
~ meet and had wonderful shared experiences with more people than I could ever tell about
~ Meet my dearly loved wife Kristīne Millere, who is from Valmiera Latvia.
Was back in NZ for four months with all plans already underway for my second journey to bring me back to my then fiancee
Traveled back to Norway, sharing time in the village where I had meet my wife, before traveling to Latvia via Rovaniemi for the first time for Christmas of 2001.
Married on the future Baha'i Temple grounds on the property gifted by Hedi Moani to the National Baha'i Community.
Returned to Latvia in May 2004 after 2.5 years of travels and living in different and slightly remotes places also in New Zealand - Kaitangita and Kakanui being the most memorable of these. Taking back with us our then 1.5 year old first son, who we intended to grow up with both languages, and a deep understanding of his mothers special cultural.
2004 - 2006 many music projects including the "Original Music Night" concerts with thanks for the assistance by the Valmiera City Council. Finished the solo album started in the studio in New Zealand called "Golden Seed" with some 18 different musicians co-operations.
Various photo's published for use by the Valmeira tourism office and 5 photo's used in the excellent book about Valmeira produced by the Valmiera Musuem called "Valmiera doma un rada" English "Valmiera thinks and creates".
2007-2010 lived in Valmiera, saw the start of many projects, including the website production company "Websol" Ltd - http://websol.lv
Moved with family to our own home (actually to start with half a home) in Rūjiena. Photo's Published in tourism books made by a Riga publishing house for Rūjiena, Mazsalaca. Photo exhibitions first jointly with photographer Matīss Markovskis in Rūjiena & Valmiera. Also solo photo exhibitions in Naukšeni, Valmiera, Smiltene (Smiltene Tourism information centre purchased the rights to pictures and published a tourism brochure with front page and various images), Mazsalaca, Riga - "Spalvas Pa gaišu" klub - Imanta Cultural centre. Second son born.
2011-2013 loving Ādaži, formed the music acoustic rock duo "NRG", played many, many concerts solo, with duo and now with the band as extension of the NRG project "News Recycled Growth" having made it's EP "Where are we?" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQuRwbaPGnA
Now working on the album yet also to be named. Starting working on the new solo album "If". Ready to start some new photographic projects that will hope to unfold here.
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