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 Georgian Soviet Socialist 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.