Tina Kazakhishvili is an architect at the National Museum of Georgia, but her great passion is photography. She likes to be spontaneous and uses black and white to achieve a more personal work, where textures and nostalgic scenes are predominant. Her images have a authenticity seal difficult to ignore. Her uncle was the culprit of introducing her to photography and since then she hasn’t stopped shooting. She admires Italian cinema and documentary photography with a social side.
Seeking Magazine: Tell us something about you.
Tina Kazakhishvili: I am an architect by profession. But appears my major profession has been replaced by photography and I think my photos tell more and better about me than myself.
SM: What is photography for you?
TK: Initially photography was my greatest passion, but now it is my profession as well.
SM: Your photography has a big emotional connection. Do you like workig with an outline or previous idea?
TK: Sometimes I plan mise-en-scenes in advance. But mostly I take photos spontaneously. I see, recognize and stop the second, capture the moment that is emotionally important for me.
SM: You work with black and white, any reason behind that decision?
TK: Black and white photography is my personal choise, cause I think it has greater texture, depth or emotion, but this doesn’t mean I don’t work in colour.
SM: How is your regular life in Georgia?
TK: I work In Georgian National Museum as an architect, but at the same time, I’m freelance photographer.
SM: What kind of projects interest you as a photographer?
TK: Social documentary projects, but this doesn’t mean I’m indifferent towards nude art.
SM: Which are your main artistic influences/interests?
TK: That’s quite complex question. I have different interests at different times. But the main source of influence is my husband, who taught me photography actually and made me fall in love with it.
SM: Which is is your favorite film? And film maker?
TK: There are many films and directors I love and appreciate and it’s difficult to say just one, but I prefer Italian cinema… Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini etc.
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SM: Which are your projects for the future?
TK: Excuse me, but I never talk about my future projects.
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