Photography has been my passion since childhood, spent a lot of time in darkroom developing film and processing photos. I started out sometime at age of 8, mostly just being amazed with process and just having fun. At teenage time started taking photography more seriously and enjoyed great time with landscape photography. At later time starting working on hockey games (my favorite sport) and modeling photo shoots. It wasn't long till passion started becoming work. Below I wrote my most notable endeavors in media business.
1998 - LATVIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION First gig in industry was a grand slam - straight in National Television in my native Latvia. First came head editor and reporter position for weekly football show "Futbola Apskats" (Football Review), which was produced in collaboration with Latvian Football Association. After that followed switch to weekly sports show "100% Sporta Apskats" (100% Sports Review), as football editor and reporter. Loved every minute of it, until I moved to America.
2003 - FREELANCE AND DAILY NEWSPAPER DIENA Taking still images is as exciting as video. In 21st century came time for digital photography. Got my first professional grade digital SLR, and started freelance photographer and reporter career. My most important work was done with biggest Latvian daily newspaper "Diena". I was providing photo and written material of Latvian athletes in North American sports leagues and events.
Also i did enjoy good working relationship with Latvian hockey website hockey.lv which published great amount of my articles and photos.
2005 - HOCKEY MAGAZINE HOKEJA VESTNESIS Feeling energy and having abundance of material to publish, registered in Latvia it's first specific hockey magazine "Hokeja Vestnesis". After rocky start and little delay first issue was released in August of 2005. All together there were four issues in print and ten in electronic format. Hardship to find advertisers limited possibility to continue with project. In 2007 work was concentrated on website. In 2009 was made decision to close website and project, leaving room to reopen at later time.
2007 - JANSONS MEDIA LLC PRESSPHOTO AGENCY Current project still ongoing, changing form and evolving. Agency is working with a lot of freelance photographers from all around the globe. Working on many big events. Photos were published in many websites, newspapers and magazines. Most notable was cooperation with Canadian hockey magazine "The Hockey News" and Latvian News Agency LETA.