I entitled this series “Spirits”. Among Georgian equivalents of this word its essence probably is best expressed by the notion of “state of mind”. I agree with the photographer Edward Steichen, who said: “The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.” I like to observe people, to capture the moment, when his/her nature becomes obvious; or more exactly, the features which give them uniqueness in this world. Black and white photography makes this task easier for me.It is of no less importance the environment, where I take a picture. I think, the more coincidence is between a man and an environment, the better is the result. There is also a third component – my mindset during shooting process. I believe that each work expresses its author’s inner world. That’s why every photo is a certain kind of self-portrait and a depiction of how a photographer looks for himself/herself in others. – Levan Kherkheulidze
Spirits was recently exhibited as part of Kolga Photo 2018, Tbilisi’s largest annual photography festival.
In 1994 Levan Kherkheulidze graduated from Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. In 2002-2005 worked for “24 Hours” newspaper, as a photographer. In 2005-2013 was a photographer of a popular magazine “Hot Chocolate”. From 2009 Levan Kherkheulidze works as a photo editor and photographer for “Liberali” publication. From 2005 he was a participant of several group exhibitions as well as personal exhibitions in Georgia and number of European countries.