As the art critic Dr.Tomas Pabedinskas says, often hard but photogenic life stays just in photographs. R.Požerskis was photographing and developing a series about old towns and every day life there more then a decade. There he was noticing not just signs of time but the expression of general human situation. Looking at R.Požerskis work it seems that life had meaning and there was space for individuality in those times in old towns not like in new shiny cities of today. Maybe that's why that photography looks so different from today’s because it states humanity and makes long for it as it would seem unreachable ideal.
"The old town of Kaunas in Romualdas Požerskis photos also reminds of a dinosaurs skeleton. Such Kaunas does not longer exist. It is strange that once it was. And it is stranger that people lived in that ghostly town. We always forget the people who lived many years ago considering the starting point to be ourselves. The photographer brings them to life, even for a short time, for a gesture of a hand turning the pages of the album. And that gesture becomes a magic one, like a glance of the photographer. This Kaunas is very intimate, almost indecently open, not trying to cover itself with a random drapery. Shabby walls with the bricks of various periods, getaways through which people moved from one mist into another, rusted cars (even the dogs in the photos look old-fashioned, just unleashed from the kennels) - that is socialist realistic decadence which only now can be admired" - says poet Kęstutis Navakas.
At the same time writer Rolandas Rastauskas about photographed old town of Klaipėda: "In R.Požerskis photos everything is paradoxically alive, everything moves and revolves, shows the joy of life and other "as if" not typical to that epoch things: let us say - the nobility of manual labor. And the same time joy and nobility as if in jazz standard are developed in unrelieved misery and poverty. Almost such in which, if you remember, the jazz was born. So not in vain every year it revives somewhere very close: in the Theatre square, as an element ignoring any political formation. It revives for a short time and again fades away. Till the next year. And then no special local symbols that determine the visual hierarchy of the city are needed. Here, in the photos of Klaipėda taken by R.Požerskis, are no churches, monuments or even pub signs. Instead of them you see the smiles, fighting boys, and timing reflections of the "first love". These loving couples now are retired perhaps walking on the pavement, only we will never find out if it is the same pavement".
Photographer Antanas Sutkus is happy about to have here a French photography. We could even put together some photos for comparison. Vilnius and Paris maybe would look alike. The same problems are being solved while taking photos of landscapes of objects, writing a book or painting a picture. They are important and difficult problems of human existence. Rather painful and embarrassing. Love, death, meaning of life... Only the background changes showing different shades. Now photography as if becomes weaker and it is not able to help people to solve their existential problems. It is only a servant, helper that cannot make a decision by itself and influence. Then we have to recall past times as it is time-resistant. We can gather small bits of the past, shot after shot. Negatives are as if memory units. You take old negatives, the fragments of the past, and select them according to your present criteria, your today's experience. And contrast the past and the present time, form a centaur’s combination, connect as if two photographers who are a little bit acquainted. The old photos help to remember such things that nobody suspected of.