Ruta Kalmane Saksens
My personal work focuses on animal and nature photography, involving different photographic approaches and often including hand-made paper from organic materials.
What happens to leaves
When they fall off trees?
This photographically illustrated book created primarily for children audience tells an unusual rhyming story of a northern red oak tree leaf that seeks an answer to the question what happens to leaves when they fall off trees.
The Park Behind My Backyard
Putting in spotlight Venserpark, a place where nature tells stories to those who listen, this project looks at the natural world and environment of an urban park area.
Hortus Venserparcum is a hand-made book combining photography and hand-made paper, developed as a Final project for an artisan paper-making course.
I See You
Involving volunteer participants, this project connects animal photography and poetry.
Human-Canine Bond looks into the relationship between dogs and their owners.