The name of the prophet Eižens Finks does not seem unfamiliar to anyone. Especially after a multi-series film about Emīlija Benjamiņa. The truly tireless researcher of his media, photographer and photo historian Pēteris Korsaks, has repeatedly turned to Eižens Finks as an undervalued professional, successful photographer of his time, creating exhibitions and publications.
This information about Fink's performance as a photographer is now summarized in a book. It shows the pictures available and kindly provided by Latvian museums and private collectors, which tell about both Fink's own family and the very diverse audience that has visited Fink's photo salon.
It is a binding mirror of the very different strata and types of society of its time. We also meet well-known figures in society - musicians, singers, fellow photographers, public figures, military personnel - knights of the Lāčplēsis War Order, as well as the poet Mirdza Ķempe, the Latvian radio announcer at the time, the poet Igors Severjaņins who at that time lived in Estonia and yet a teenager composer Tālivaldis Ķeniņš.
The artist Anna Aizsilniece, creating the design of the book, has created original backgrounds for these images, which allows to feel the atmosphere of time, highlight the psychological spectrum of personalities and give the overall image of the book a special appeal.