Cities are divided into areas, and the identity of each area is characterised by some peculiar features. For instance, industrial areas, housing areas, central areas, banking areas, etc. These urban areas are joined by non-places which do not perform any significant functions in the urban environment, but just exist and thus, fill the emptiness between meaningful urban areas.
In ‘ Not even Something ’ Alnis Stakle explores these areas during desolate winter nights. Transformed by artificial light, these images show interesting similarities with the romanticist tradition in landscape painting. The works in these series do not feature any specific geographic area or a real event; rather, they convey the inextricable links between the imagined and the real in the interpretation of landscapes and landscape photography.