17 imagesIn 2014, during my trip to Georgia, I travelled to Gori, Batumi, Khulo, and Kazbegi returning to Tbilisi. This series of portraits is a window on the world of the people of Georgia, former Soviet republic. The title Only Crazy People Take Pictures Here was shouted at me by an irate woman from a balcony, while I was taking pictures in Africa, a suburb of Tbilisi. I photographed people using a backdrop, which would conceal the environment they were in. Doing so, I created a portrait, which, I hope, makes the viewer attention shift from the subject to the background and vice versa. The backdrop fabric was selected from a local market and used as a makeshift studio. Every person is photographed with an object or simply with their passion. For example, Tina Gabashvili struck a pose as if she was singing opera and pilgrims of a religious festival showed their prized possessions, blessed by the priests before being sacrificed for St. George's Day feast.