Editorial / Lines & Squares
We showcase the editorial Lines & Squares by Lithuanian photographer Miglė Golubickaitė, captured as an exploration of fusing striking architecture and fashion. We speak about his male portraiture specialism and combining an Art History education with his love for fashion.
Where are you based?
Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in town called Kaunas, Lithuania. I was always fascinated with cinema and music, even played guitar and piano, but it wasn't for me. I loved to collect all kinds of pictures of pretty men. You could say my love for photography evolved from there.
Did you study photography or a related course?
Sadly, I haven't been studying photography. However, I've got separate courses about history of photography in my Art History and Theory studies. My main profession is art historian and critic.
Tell us about your work.
My photographic portfolio is all about men. I shoot male models, portraits of male models, male fashion. My definitive style? It's really hard to tell. I always try to show my objects as very masculine as it is possible, but at the same time seductive and sensual persons. The viewer should feel in contact with the photographs and feel something while they are watching them. At this moment, I can't say that photography is my full time profession but I'm working towards this goal. I would love to be a full time fashion photographer. Even when I don't have any clients, I always try to shoot as much as possible; it doesn't matter to me if it's an editorial or just random portrait session or creative idea.
What do you love about photography?
I love the contact with person I shoot, especially when the person is shy or doesn't feel comfortable in front of the camera. I like to reveal their inner side. People look different when photographed; more confident, more relaxed, more emotional. I want to portray their inner side to the other people and to see it myself.
Which photographers inspire your practice?
There are lots of photographers that inspire me. I love the work of Chris Davis (Specular), Daniel Jaems, Markus Ziegler, Thomas Synnamon, Louis Botha and many more.
Tell us about the featured photography, Lines & Squares.
As a student, I was fascinated with architecture photography and decided to include it into my recent projects. Intregued as to whether I could combine these two elements, I asked stylist Aida Ivanauskaite to join me. We also asked talented designer Egidijus Sidaras and model Karolis Inokaitis to collaborate with us. We picked very used national art gallery in Vilnius. I mean used, because a lot of photographers use this building for photo shoots and everybody thinks you can't do anything new with it. This was an opportunity for me to prove them wrong. This shoot was partly a fashion editorial and partly for a lookbook. It was published online in the Fashionisto. It was a pleasure to work with skilled people, who know what they do. They also taught me patience, which is needed very much in all kind of situations. I also understood that you have to use everything you have in front of you, just carefully observe the things.
Where can our readers see more of your work?
You can see some more of my works in Elegant, Imute, Ellements Magazine, Huf and DeFuze Magazine. Lots of my test shoots are also published in the male model scene online. And as usual, in all social media.
LINES & SQUARES
PHOTOGRAPHY / Miglė Golubickaitė
MUA & HAIR / Aura
STYLING & CLOTHING / Egidijus Sidaras
MODEL / Karolis Inokaitis @ I Love Model Management