I started making pictures in the countryside right away when I chose to pursue photography as a hobby. Maybe I was drawn to this subject because almost every Estonian has roots in a village one way or another. Some have grandmother waiting for them to come for a visit, some have inherited a cottage or farmhouse which they don’t dare to let go, and some have bought a place in countryside to spend weekends.
The time is summer. It is the most beautiful part of the year, with long days, brief nights, and foggy mornings. Although it is a very busy time for country folk - for making hay, maintaining buildings, and harvesting crops - long hours of daytime leave plenty of time to relax, getting together with friends, enjoy the weather, and have a good time.