Along with his good friend Nils Jansons, Latvian photographer Kaspars Alksnis has been a great ambassador for the Baltic blading scene. Not only does the ever-smiling young man kill it on the blades, Kaspars is also one of the masterminds behind TheRolling.lv, which has tremendously helped the scene grow locally, and managed Riga’s indoor Monsterpark until just a few weeks ago.
On the other side of the lens, Kaspars has shot countless pictures for One magazine & Be-Mag, organized the full Pazust Latgalē tour and won awards with the subsequent documentary he produced. His work has been featured in many national & international publications, and it is a pleasure to see him evolve in new areas as his talent continues to grow & develop!
We caught with Kaspars, as he now embarks on an exciting new adventure: he just moved to Amsterdam for a month-long project, far from the blading world. We can’t wait to see the result, and what his incredibly positive outlook will bring to the table! In the meantime, let’s take a look at the bag of the man who brought you countless Live Updates from the road!
Words: Freddy White Photography: Kaspars Alksnis
What’s your destination this time and how long you’re on the road?
This time it’s Amsterdam for more than one month. I’m not sure how I managed to get here with two of my friends, but it’s definitely the right moment for journey like this.
What’s the one item you wish you would (but you don’t) have for your travels?
Real latvian black bread. I try to start my first meal with it every day.
So far, CPH airport.
Your trick to beat jet lag?
Moving around, good music and storytelling.
Any travel tips/suggestions?
Remember to be positive and polite whatever happens. And yeah – explore as much as you can!
Roll or fold clothes?
Therolling beanie – classic
Glasses – for sunny days
Whiskey bottle – for special days
UNO cards – probably the best game in the world
Simple film camera – for special moments
Og Mandino “World’s Greatest Salesman” – I started to read some good books lately about everything and it’s amazing!
Diary – for some special stories
Blades – valo4life
Passport – you need it
Wallet – MAITA leather
Notebook – to remember things
Headphones – for good music
Water – no life is possible without it
Photo / video things – to capture some good moments