Mariam Sitchinava’s photography is nice to look at. The Georgian photographer uses nostalgia to create a romanticised view of an indecipherable past. Her models are dressed glamorously in vintage clothing and shot on film, subsequently casting the images in a hazy glow. This is what we all hope the past looked like. In an interview with METAL, Mariam discusses her photography and her inspirations.
I don’t have any academic background in photography. I'm a big fan of classic movies and that inspired me to shoot something. I decided to give photography a try and it just so happened to be what I was looking for.
For me film is special, it has a very deep emotional quality and it's lively.
In my opinion, everyone has different views but there may be some common patterns in men and women's perspectives.
Inspiration can be simply anything. A mood, character, person, place, plant, etc.
I like the combination of nature and women, the shapes, colours, or forms are aesthetically pleasing to the senses, especially the sight and emotions.
I was making a flower crown for one of my photo shoot and suddenly I had an idea that it could be very interesting if I ask the model to design the crown herself.
I usually shoot with vintage cameras.
I’ve been listening to Moodymann quite a long time.
Composition, vision, colours, aesthetics and mood.
I don't know, it may change over time but I can’t exactly say how.