Karlis Bergs (1990) is a Latvian photographer. He has studied photography at Andrejs Grants master class and the ISSP School(2011-13). After, He spent a year studying in The School of Art Institute of Chicago(2014) and then transferred to University of Brighton(2014-16), UK for his BFA.
In his work, Karlis explores what makes us humans; he is after portraying that unexplainable link that makes us all connected. His work deals with longing either for the past or for the better future. Fascinated by “magical realism”, the unknown and sometimes unexplainable part of the world.
On some level we all want to be somebody else, somebody special. We all look for that transformative thing, that for a moment makes us forget who we are and lets us be free from our worries. I think most people find it on some level or another – a place where they can forget who they are and become somebody else.
One of the ways of forgetting who you are is by being a sports spectator. Losing yourself in the crowd, you breathe together with everybody, you are not you. You are a part of something bigger, something more significant. Something that makes you feel like you are part of what is happening out there on a field, something that makes you forget who you are. It doesn’t matter if you are out there among thousands of people, or in front of your TV; you know that their victories are your victories.