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 â€œmagical realismâ€, 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 â€“ 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 doesnâ€™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.