With artists around the world enduring difficult times, Open Doors Gallery and Setanta Books are proud to announce a new collaborative project looking to highlight the work of emerging and unpublished photographic artists from all over the world. This exciting new zine series will feature a new artist bi-monthly.
The first artist to be featured is Luka Khabelashvili
. A self-taught photographer from Gori, Georgia. Shooting mainly digital, Luka 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.
I shoot everything that I find interesting and fascinating to see. I don't have any specific style or genre.
Born in 1999 in Gori, Georgia, Luka Khabelashvili picked up his first camera aged 10, on holiday in Turkey with his family. He's never studied photography, but is carving out a successful career in the field even so, winning representation by the Open Doors Gallery in London, and exhibiting his work at the Circulations: European Young Photographers Festival in Paris in early 2019. Khabelashvili is part of a new generation, a digital native who uses a digital camera, and freely employs digital manipulation.
I've been taking photos since I was a child. It all started one summer holiday when my family and I went to Turkey. My mother gave me a camera to capture moments from the holiday. Because of the extremely hot days I had a lot of time to spend around the house until conditions were good enough to go outside. So, during this period I started taking lots of shots indoors and outdoors. It was after this trip, I got obsessed with photography and all its possibilities. Nowadays, I shoot everything that I find interesting and fascinating to see. I don't have any specific style or genre.
21cm x 16cm book
softcover with card wraparound cover Magnetic fastening
edition of 250 copies
Print copies are available