Jaak Kikas is a professor of physics of disordered systems at the University of Tartu and a member of the board at the Science Centre AHHAA. Last Friday Professor Kikas was elected director of the UT Institute of Physics (Congratulations!).
For a physicist dealing with optics and spectroscopy, photography is, perhaps, quite a natural hobby. Still, it struck me quite recently – I have been involved more seriously only for three years now.
I shoot almost everything, yet somehow over time quite a number of photos have been originating from a region not far from Tartu on the shore of Lake Peipsi.
Geographically this is a flatland, an agricultural region, famous for its fish and onions. Its history and culture, however, are quite special – it is populated by Russian Old Believers who broke away from the Russian Orthodox Church centuries ago already. They still stick to their religion and traditions and represent a remarkable contribution to the cultural diversity of Estonia.
For more photos by Jaak Kikas, see his blog: “Things I almost remember”.