In my photographs, which I have been taking for years, I discovered that the same images keep appearing: flowers on the graves, grey hair, pools of blood during the mountain celebrations, fading plants, cemeteries, lifeless animals left on the roads… I see the connection between the images. All photographs don’t have a person in it. Each photograph is still life, as a symbol, which speak of fleetingness of life and certainty death. It has become my way to fight a fear of death in order to understand it, through the medium of photography. The reality depicted in the photographs, despite its tragic contest, often does contemplate the beauty. The whole process of collecting the evidence of the ephemerality of life has turned into one big mystery for me. This very indefinable mysticism attracts me most of all in this collection.
About the Artist
Nata Sopromadze is a Tbilisi based Georgian photographer. After graduation School of Documentary Photography “Sepia” in 2007 she founded photo studio “Bina” and in 2009, together with her friends, she created non-commercial, first Georgian online magazine “Beat” about photography and contemporary art, based in the same studio. In 2012 “Beat” continued its existence in the video format in the online TV station “Artarea”. Since 2015 Natalia Sopromadze has been the co-founder and a member of Georgian photo agency “Error Images.” In 2017 her series, The Secret Life of Trees, was exhibited at KOLGA 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia.