Artists have a tendency to hide or distance themselves from their earliest experiments. But not Latvian-born photographer Ivars Gravlejs, who's known for his candid and reckless artworks, and who has devoted an entire publication to his first creative endeavours at school, albeit between or after lessons more than in the classroom. “I often felt nauseous before going to school because of the humiliation that I faced with my teachers. The only way to survive school was to do something creative…” Gravlejs says. Early Works is a look at 1990s Latvia through the eyes of a schoolboy, as well as a satire of the way photography is taught.
Early Works is available from MACK books.