REDMILK MEETS PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE NEBIERIDZE. BORN IN TBILISI (GEORGIA), HE CONTINUED HIS CAREER IN BERLIN.
THE WORK OF THE YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES US TO ANALYZE THE YOUNG CROWD AND THEIR SEXUALITY IN THE CENTRE OF THE UNDERGROUND-WORLD WHERE THE CITY BECOMES A MIRROR OF YOUTH.
Tell us something about your artistic background:
I have a degree in sociology and art history. Whole my life I was surrounded by artists, filmmakers and musicians, that made it inevitable for me to participate in those activities myself, I just had to choose the medium, and here I am. I started to annoy people around me with my camera flash and provocativeness. Some details changed, but fundamentally all remains the same.
When and why did you start taking pictures?
About 10 years ago when I shot a football game between teenage girl teams. There was one magazine in Georgia where I really wanted to work and my aim was to pitch that photos to them. It didn’t work out, but I somehow felt really good with a camera and decided to have some fun.
What is photography for George?
It’s science and a big dirty mafia.
What do you want to transmit with your photos?
Memories, views, ideas, feelings emotions, love, hate and actually everything.
Three adjectives to describe yourself as a photographer:
Awkward, selfish and asexual.
What was your first picture that you’re most proud of?
What are the distinctive qualities of your job?
To never stop shooting photos, not to retouch photos and innovate.
Have you a photographer or an artist who has inspired you in your photographic career?
Many. They change all the time though. The ones who still inspire me are Martin Parr, Richard D. James and Ari Marcopoulos.
In your photographs you represent the city and all that is hidden behind it, what is for you the city life?
From the creepiest subway stations to the fanciest hotels, everything can represent the city to me. Berlin has some specific elements as well: Techno, art (that is actually Techno as well) and freedom (That is also a fundamental element of Techno). In my book “George Nebieridze ’15” that I’ve took during a year of work I showed what is for me the Berliner life.
How do you think photography has changed or influenced you?
It hasn’t. It just gave me more power and purpose at a very young age.
How much does a good location affects a sublime photographic performance?
What is a good location. It’s subjective. If you mean this city, I can tell you that it’s bullshit. l do my best anywhere I go. Sometimes I complain that people from my homeland (Georgia) are finding it hard to establish themselves as artists, but recently I learned that if you’re good, You’ll always find a way.
Is there a character that you would like to represent in your photographs?
Definitely. It’s me. But the trick is that I’m still in the process of developing my own personal character. I believe viewers can see that in my photos during these years.
What is your current mood?
I’m sick in my bed.
We know you’re editor of a magazine, when is all started? and with which spirit?
I started CZE Magazine in 2010, but unfortunately can’t find time now to properly edit and publish it.
What’s George’s motto?
I don’t have any.