CM: If you had not become a photographer, what would you be now?
GN: I actually have a degree in sociology and political science and as a kid I dreamed of becoming an ambassador in a foreign country, so I guess I’d be something like that, a political activist fighting for the human rights, which I kind of am, but from an angle of a photographer and an artist.
CM: Which photographer from your home country inspires you the most?
GN: Photographers rarely inspire me to be honest, but I can give you some names whose work really makes me happy. I’m lucky to also be friends with all of them, but I’m not naming them because of our friendship, it’s just that the scene is so small that everyone knows each other in Tbilisi. Here they are: Nata Sopromadze, Levan Maisuradze, Tato Kotetishvili (he’s known to be a cinematographer, but I love his vision in his photos, too), Davit Giorgadze and of course my favorite cabaret singer who also happens to be a photographer: David Meskhi.
CM: Black and white or color?
GN: I admire a lot of black and white photos, but it’s not my thing to shoot.