I was born in 1973 in Tallinn, Estonia. The ‘serious’ photographer in me woke up ca 30 years later, in 2003-2004. I don’t remember making any conscious choice about what to photograph - it just happened that I rarely took a picture of anything else but nature, and it has remained like that till this day.
I am one of the two founders and editor-in-chiefs of the first Estonian nature photo magazine LOFO. I’m one of the four people behind the Estonian biggest nature photo critique website Looduspilt. And last but not least, I am a member of Nature Photo Blog that was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2011.
I’m currently using Canon equipment, even though in the past I have also used Nikon for few years.
‘Legendiloomad’ (Animals in legends), co-author Urmas Tartes. 2008. Publishing house: Varrak. ISBN: 9789985317822. 240-page photo book about bugs (insects, spiders, other invertebrates) and their role in historic legends, folklore and beliefs.
Participated in 7 Estonian nature photographers exhibition in Estonian pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, China.
2006-2012 Several awards in Estonian nature photo competitions.
2009 ‘highly commended’ award in GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year – category ‘Other animals’.