“My hometown, Gori, Georgia, can seem boring and limiting in terms of creativity. However, that also challenges you to think more. I am immersed in art. I paint, I make music, I am a wood carver — I do a lot of things, but I don’t share everything. I started taking photos very early on, somewhere between the ages of 10 – 13, when I joined the digital world. I have a lot of shots which I keep to myself, which I haven’t taken, and exist only in my head. There are no digital versions of these shots. They don’t exist for others – you can’t see them, you can’t touch them.” –
Luka Khabelashvili speaking to Calvert Journal
“Luka Khabelashvili is a self-taught photographer from Gori, Georgia. Shooting mainly digital he is not afraid of tools like Photoshop to enhance his work. Luka manipulates his scenes and subjects often creating something abstract or surreal. Luka talks about Derealization or distorting our reality.”
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