JONATHAN CHERRY: What got you started with photography?
GIORGI NERBIERIDZE: My elder brother and a huge attraction to color. At first, all my photographs were documentation of my daily life with absolutely no artistic touch, a few years passed, some things changed, I grew up and fell in love with natural film texture on my photographs, now I have this kind of disease: holding any digital camera I can not imagine making anything artistic with it. I’ve tried many photography genres and styles, now I’m into this (what you see here today), who knows, I may change my mind and field of vision again.
JC: Any emerging artists inspiring you at the moment?
GN: I have no idea how or why, but almost all my friends are older then me, some of them were into photography way before then I was, they taught me a lot, shared their experience and inspired me. (David Meskhi, Leonid Mujiri and others) I browse a lot of photography these days, and some very interesting photographers catch my eye way too often, like: Sylvain Emmanuel, Peter Sutherland, Hasisi Park, Joe Skilton and Jeff Lucker .
JC: Whats your current project all about?
GN: I work on several series for now, most of them include young people around me, how they sleep, party, drink eat, fight, bleed or die. Here I try to be slightly more artistic, and mix it with my personal reality. Also made set of gift boxes with 9x13cm prints in it, on sale for €20.
JC: Where are you currently living and how is it shaping you?
GN:Based in a post soviet country of Georgia, this place used to be and I guess still remains a fascinating mixture of Asian (from east), European (from west), Soviet/Russian (from north
The photography and digital montages of Julija.