Tbilisi (Georgia). I’m writing during a stopover in Istanbul, back from my trip to Tbilisi, in Georgia. It was a business trip, but I had the possibility to take the opportunity of shooting some photos of Tbilisi by night during a dinner in a panoramic restaurant. This is to remark one more time the philosophy of “Photographing Around Me”: travelling always with (at least) one camera with me, and shooting whatever captures my attention and generates emotions.
Tbilisi (Georgia). Can geometry be an obsession? Can someone be addicted to find the perfect line of symmetry in whatever is in front of his eyes? I’m talking about myself: I must admit that I’m quite obsessed by geometries, even when I do not have my camera in my hands. There’s a sense of self-confidence in the perfection of geometries, something that relaxes my eyes and my mind.
I was crossing the famous Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It’s a pedestrian bridge, designed by Michele De Lucchi, a famous Italian architect. This bridge is characterized by a very geometric structure made of glass and steel, and my concentration was immediately captured by this ceiling. I decided to develop this image in black & white because I wanted to stress the shape of the structure against the sky and to make it look like a net that captures the observer – being or not obsessed by geometries.
Tblisi (Georgia). Despite its recent construction, the Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral is today one of the most iconic landmarks in Tblisi. This church is the main Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church and is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world.
Tbilisi (Georgia). Tonight I had my dinner at a restaurant in Tbilisi. The place had a great view on one of the most symbolic landmark of the city: the Bridge of Peace. This bridge was designed by the Italian architect Michele de Lucchi, and more than one time I left the table to capture some landscape photographs. At the end, back to the hotel and developing the photographs, I could not decide if I was preferring the view at sunset, with a warm orangish sky; or at dusk, with some lights on; or at night. At the end, I decided to upload all of the three versions of the same landscape. It’s not a time lapse, but it gives the idea…
Tbilisi (Georgia). Landscape of the Georgian capital from the Narikala Fortress, with the contrast between the old Metekhi Church and the quasi-modern architecture in Avlabari Square.