He first studied photography in the photo club “VEF” but a year later he finally had a chance to join the legendary photo club “Riga”, where he also began to participate in photo exhibitions. The first serious breakthrough was in 1982, when he received the FIAP bronze medal and cup for the best portrait on 13th Salon International Art Photography competition in Macon. He also receives the title of AFIAP.
In 1986 his break from photography began, during which he did not even own a camera. It lasted until 1999, when his daughter Alice was born, and he had to buy the cheapest camera to take pictures of her. And then he began to photograph actively again and send photos to exhibitions.
In 2016 Viesturs participated in 107 different exhibitions and received more than 200 awards, including the 13 FIAP gold medals and 19 PSA gold medals.
Currently he is working as a lecturer in Latvian Culture College. Viesturs is father to three daughters and a son. His youngest children – Alice and Christopherâ€“ are his unfailing models, who constantly appear in his works and are also featured in this particular exhibition.
For a photo entitled Autumn of the Patriarch, in the Creative Photography section at the 3rd International Singidunum Salon 2017, he won the Special Chairman Choice Award.
Take a look at the photo gallery of this unusually gifted and above all extravagant artist and experience rarely seen magic of the particularity of his specific attractive style: