“I was on an assignment near Kazbegi shooting a commercial at a sunrise and at some point these two monks have appeared. As a photographer who is passionate about faces and characters I couldn’t miss the opportunity so I asked them to pose for me. Since then I have been considering to create a project “monks in secluded monasteries.”
Andrew Kovalev is a portrait photographer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, whose work has been featured in Le Monde, Esquire, Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times, Forbes and many other international newspapers and magazines. Two years ago he came to Georgia on a photo assignment and has lived here ever since, actively pursuing his personal work about the region.