Vitas Luckus (1943-1987) made his debut on the photography scene in the late 1950s and became part of it with a generation of photographers who formed the distinctive "Lithuanian School of Photography". Soon, Luckus discovered an individual creative drawing, except for him from colleagues. The author did not limit himself to capturing Lithuanian images, traveled a lot and sought a certain spontaneity in photography, which allowed to distance himself from the obstacles of photography at the time and perpetuate moments of real life. V. Luckus has created several conceptual photographs: "Close-up Portrait" (1969-1987), "Attitude to Ancient Photography" (1974-1987), "White Background" (1987).
Vitas Luckus. ON A WHITE BACKGROUND
Sud. G. Česonis, designer S. Kasperavičienė, published Kaunas Photography Gallery, 2011.
The last series of photographs by Vito Luckaus, launched in 1987, "On the White Background", stands out in a contemporary approach to photography and human capture in it. The author photographed people who met at the fair, who did not expressly posturing against a specially brought white background. As the photographer himself claimed, creating this series led him to the understanding that clothes and various accessories can say a lot about a person's character. It is now clear that V. Luckus has predicted one of the most striking trends in modern photography at the time– the creation of formally similar images revealing human individuality.
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