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My name is Rolandas Pocius, call me Roland.

Who am I?

I’m Lithuanian, 100% self-taught photographer-starting out artist, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. I have been photographing since 2001. My original training was as a seaman. Life circumstances changed, and I had to quit seaman career. The next thing was photography. In the year 2003, I decided that I need to go to college. Photographer career was waiting for me. So I went, unfortunately for some reasons I’ve never finished it. I had no choice but not to give up and learn on my own, and I did. Later on, I started to work with the news agency, wedding photography, studio, but it never worked for me. I just didn’t like it as much as I should. Could not understand what’s wrong. I jumped from one random job abroad to another, covering my bills and photographic needs that way. And it worked perfectly for me. I realized that it doesn’t bother me at all, as long as I can carry on with my beloved photography my way, take pictures when I want and where I want. It is my joy – love. For me, it is meditation and the way of life. If there is some reward for my personal photography work I lose motivation, straight away. I have to cheat a little bit on myself, do it for myself to enjoy, only then it works 100%. Everywhere I go, anything I do, I do towards photography, this is who I am.

 In the pictures below I was only 18 years old, and it was my first and the last sea job.

What do I do?

I take pictures everywhere I go with any available tools. Film or digital camera or even smartphone makes no difference. It is just a medium to form an image. The final result is photograph anyway, and it is all it matters. I always follow the light and create images in my head first. I photograph everything I feel worth to be documented. I’m not trying to say anything with my photographs, life itself doesn’t need any concept or explanation. It is what it is. The photo is “THE NOW” moment reflection. Therefore I only number my pictures instead of names. I’m not good at writing things, you can see it already. There is no way I can put it in words, so I visualize things. I’m trying to be as honest as I can. This process is my escape without escaping. The final photo-editing I do with any medium that works, CAN BE ANALOG, DIGITAL, OR BOTH.

My goal?

To not worry about anything, love and enjoy every moment of life.

Why choose Vaga Man?

Because why not! If you like my work just grab it!

This website is neither under construction nor complete.

Take a look at DIPINFACE, this is another project I’m involved. 🙂