FROM TBILISI WITH LOVE
There's a beat, a smell, a palpable verve about Tbilisi these days. The post-Soviet Republic of Georgia is set to be the fastest growing economy in Eastern Europe according to the IMF, EBRD and ADB.  And it's vivacious capital, Tbilisi, is primed to be the benefactor of this heady growth.  Georgia has a unique history of its own.  It’s perhaps the most stubbornly confounding place I know.  For millennia, sandwiched between vastly contrasting cultures: Russians, Turks, Persians, it's somehow managed to hold on to its distinctive and timeless identity.  ​​​​​​But the post-Soviet challenge requires Georgia to reinvent itself.  I meet some of the young creatives making the most of the opportunities and heralding Tbilisi in as Europe's "New Berlin".  A work-in-progress so check back often.   
Romeo / Makeup Artist
Romeo / Makeup Artist
Ruska / Photographer
Ruska / Photographer
Anuki / Tattooist
Anuki / Tattooist
Xosillita / Performer
Xosillita / Performer
Data / Vintner
Data / Vintner
Ivane / Artist
Ivane / Artist
Tsitsi / Illustrator
Tsitsi / Illustrator
Saba / Designer
Saba / Designer
Elene / Model
Elene / Model
Giovanni / Entrepreneur
Giovanni / Entrepreneur
Natia / Artist
Natia / Artist
Maryam / Stylist
Maryam / Stylist
Sali / Photographer
Sali / Photographer
Tamuna / Journalist
Tamuna / Journalist
Tatiana / Art Curator
Tatiana / Art Curator
Leo / Designer
Leo / Designer
Mako / Architect
Mako / Architect
Karin / Ballerino
Karin / Ballerino
Tina / Cinematographer
Tina / Cinematographer
Lizi / Public Relations
Lizi / Public Relations
Eka / Actress
Eka / Actress
Sima / DJ
Sima / DJ
Diana / Model
Diana / Model
Elene / Actress
Elene / Actress
Albin / Writer
Albin / Writer
Irina / International Relations
Irina / International Relations
Nesi / Artist
Nesi / Artist
Misho / Writer
Misho / Writer
Mari / Environmentalist
Mari / Environmentalist
Giorgi / Actor
Giorgi / Actor
Marita / Artist
Marita / Artist
Tina / DJ
Tina / DJ
Nino / Actress
Nino / Actress
Nini / Actress
Nini / Actress
Mariam / Public Policy
Mariam / Public Policy
Vasilia / Makeup Artist
Vasilia / Makeup Artist
Avtandil / Artist
Avtandil / Artist
Mako / Artist
Mako / Artist
Gabriel / Art Manager
Gabriel / Art Manager
Anina / Actress
Anina / Actress
Tornike / Photographer
Tornike / Photographer
Mika / Chef
Mika / Chef
Nanuki / Designer
Nanuki / Designer
Elene / Artist
Elene / Artist
Beka / Florist
Beka / Florist
Elene / Illustrator
Elene / Illustrator
Irakli / Architect
Irakli / Architect
Mariam / Actress
Mariam / Actress
Elene / Model
Elene / Model
Giorgi / Advertising
Giorgi / Advertising
Sergei / Entrepreneur
Sergei / Entrepreneur
Annabelle / Model
Annabelle / Model
Teona / Fashion
Teona / Fashion
Nini / Artist
Nini / Artist
Tina / Artist
Tina / Artist
Mia / Journalist
Mia / Journalist
Tatia / Linguist
Tatia / Linguist
Giko / Chef
Giko / Chef
Kerly / Artist
Kerly / Artist
Tazo / Actor
Tazo / Actor
Jeyla / Writer
Jeyla / Writer
Salome / Fashion
Salome / Fashion
Ani / Doctor
Ani / Doctor
Pio / Social Entrepreneur
Pio / Social Entrepreneur
Tazo / Designer
Tazo / Designer
Iri / Illustrator
Iri / Illustrator
Mariam / Graphics
Mariam / Graphics
Tako / Songwriter
Tako / Songwriter
Marishka / Landscaper
Marishka / Landscaper
Anton / Content Creator
Anton / Content Creator
Anna / International Relations
Anna / International Relations
Mariam / International Relations
Mariam / International Relations
Nino / Hospitality
Nino / Hospitality
Anano / Actress
Anano / Actress
Tatuli / Psychologist
Tatuli / Psychologist
Ana / Psychologist
Ana / Psychologist
Gio / Advertising
Gio / Advertising
George / Journalist
George / Journalist
Luka / Performer
Luka / Performer
Nini / Psychologist
Nini / Psychologist
Tamta / Model
Tamta / Model
Nodo / Finance
Nodo / Finance
Ana / Psychologist
Ana / Psychologist
Mariam / Actress
Mariam / Actress
Saba / Accountant
Saba / Accountant
Meri / Cultural Attache
Meri / Cultural Attache
Keso / Public Relations
Keso / Public Relations
Sali / Hospitality
Sali / Hospitality
Sophie / Pianist
Sophie / Pianist
Tamara / Educator
Tamara / Educator
Salome / Actress
Salome / Actress
Elene / Critic
Elene / Critic
Mari / Therapist
Mari / Therapist
Ana / Doctor
Ana / Doctor
Yonen / Ballerino
Yonen / Ballerino
Tea / Psychologist
Tea / Psychologist
Lasha / Finance
Lasha / Finance
Anano / Architect
Anano / Architect
Gio / Filmmaker
Gio / Filmmaker
Pavel / Tech
Pavel / Tech
Suro / Hospitality
Suro / Hospitality
Ketunia / Art Dept
Ketunia / Art Dept
Tamar / Decorator
Tamar / Decorator
Salome / Sculptor
Salome / Sculptor
Mariam / Violinist
Mariam / Violinist
Keti / Editor
Keti / Editor
Mariamo / Journalist
Mariamo / Journalist
Lasha / Actor
Lasha / Actor
Mariam / Actress
Mariam / Actress
Maria / Copywriter
Maria / Copywriter
Alex / Entrepreneur
Alex / Entrepreneur
Anna / Communications
Anna / Communications
Thea / Marketer
Thea / Marketer
Nini / Artist
Nini / Artist
Keto / Musician
Keto / Musician
Katia / Producer
Katia / Producer
Nutsa / Curator
Nutsa / Curator
Beka / Activist
Beka / Activist
Ia / Radio DJ
Ia / Radio DJ
Luka / Mixologist
Luka / Mixologist
Nika / Artist
Nika / Artist
Sopho / Art Director
Sopho / Art Director
Veronica / Actress
Veronica / Actress
Asya / Model
Asya / Model
Tatuli / Writer
Tatuli / Writer
Gio / Blogger
Gio / Blogger
Saba / Writer
Saba / Writer
Tamari / Artist
Tamari / Artist
Beka / Maitre 'D
Beka / Maitre 'D
Sophie / Photographer
Sophie / Photographer
Anna / Filmmaker
Anna / Filmmaker
Likuna / Martial Artist
Likuna / Martial Artist
Darina / Model
Darina / Model
Davit / Tech
Davit / Tech
Sali / Photographer
Sali / Photographer
Natia / Artist
Natia / Artist
Anna / Advertising
Anna / Advertising
Davit / Woodworker
Davit / Woodworker
Mari / Teacher
Mari / Teacher
Giorgi / Musician
Giorgi / Musician
Lera / Artist
Lera / Artist
Tamra / Dancer
Tamra / Dancer
Mariam / Artist
Mariam / Artist
Snezhana / Linguist
Snezhana / Linguist
Tea / Psychologist
Tea / Psychologist
Jaba / Pro Skier
Jaba / Pro Skier
Mariam / Bartender
Mariam / Bartender
Bat / Model
Bat / Model
Ninna / Psychologist
Ninna / Psychologist
Giorgi / Curator
Giorgi / Curator
Kosta / Tech
Kosta / Tech
Kseniya / Curator
Kseniya / Curator
Agata / Chef
Agata / Chef
Gregory / Chef
Gregory / Chef
Teona / Bartender
Teona / Bartender
Ana / Hospitality
Ana / Hospitality
Salomeya / Artist
Salomeya / Artist
Nikita/ Cinematographer
Nikita/ Cinematographer
Gary / Bartender
Gary / Bartender
Mari / Photographer
Mari / Photographer
Gurin / Yogi
Gurin / Yogi
Davit / DJ
Davit / DJ
Amalia / Artist
Amalia / Artist
Nika / Winemaker
Nika / Winemaker
Ebuka / Doctor
Ebuka / Doctor
Datucha / Artist
Datucha / Artist
Anuka / Dancer
Anuka / Dancer
Lilien / Designer
Lilien / Designer
Sali / Artist
Sali / Artist
Cindy / Writer
Cindy / Writer
Lasha / Gamer
Lasha / Gamer
Lasha / Doctor
Lasha / Doctor
Nina / Designer
Nina / Designer
Tekla / Writer
Tekla / Writer
Lizi / Artist
Lizi / Artist
Beka / Politicial Scientist
Beka / Politicial Scientist
Lizi / Filmmaker
Lizi / Filmmaker
Lile / Sociologist
Lile / Sociologist
Lenora / Stylist
Lenora / Stylist
David / Photographer
David / Photographer
Anya / Activist
Anya / Activist
Sandra / Entrepreneur
Sandra / Entrepreneur
Tato / Actor
Tato / Actor
Anna / Seeker
Anna / Seeker
Nini / Engineer
Nini / Engineer
Tite / Musician
Tite / Musician
Iva / Content Creator
Iva / Content Creator
Rati / Musician
Rati / Musician
Nini / Designer
Nini / Designer
Anano / Artist
Anano / Artist
Natali / Artist
Natali / Artist
Milana / Artist
Milana / Artist
Mariam / Filmmaker
Mariam / Filmmaker
Nina / Anthroposophist
Nina / Anthroposophist
Anno / Marketer
Anno / Marketer
Dachi / Artist
Dachi / Artist
Gvantsa / Villager
Gvantsa / Villager
Darya / Shopkeeper
Darya / Shopkeeper
Keto / Art Director
Keto / Art Director
Ika / Traveler
Ika / Traveler
Mariam / Designer
Mariam / Designer
Nick / Photographer
Nick / Photographer
Nika / Cinematographer
Nika / Cinematographer
Zharas / Dancer
Zharas / Dancer
Rusa / Actress
Rusa / Actress
Nika / Filmmaker
Nika / Filmmaker
Nini / Tattooist
Nini / Tattooist
Cosima / Writer
Cosima / Writer
Mariam / Analyst
Mariam / Analyst
Ana / Fashionista
Ana / Fashionista
Davit / Photographer
Davit / Photographer
Therese / Photographer
Therese / Photographer
Anna / Sculptor
Anna / Sculptor
Nini / Psychologist
Nini / Psychologist
Nika / BMXer
Nika / BMXer
Tina / Advertising
Tina / Advertising
Sopiko / Actress
Sopiko / Actress
Nia / Graphic Designer
Nia / Graphic Designer
Keto / Writer
Keto / Writer
Mari / Artist
Mari / Artist
Mariami / Artist
Mariami / Artist
Agata / Editor
Agata / Editor
Rusudan / Producer
Rusudan / Producer
Sandro / Artist
Sandro / Artist
Eka / Actress
Eka / Actress
Tako / Actress
Tako / Actress
Saba / Entrepreneur
Saba / Entrepreneur
Luka / Rapper
Luka / Rapper
Robi / Rapper
Robi / Rapper
Anano / Architect
Anano / Architect
Nina / Doctor
Nina / Doctor
Maria / Filmmaker
Maria / Filmmaker
Anni / Creator
Anni / Creator
Kuba / Hair Stylist
Kuba / Hair Stylist
Dachi / Child Actor
Dachi / Child Actor
Yarik / Coder
Yarik / Coder
Maria / Ukrainian
Maria / Ukrainian
Helen / Dancer
Helen / Dancer
Slava / Vocalist
Slava / Vocalist
Luka / Blogger
Luka / Blogger
Johanna / Artist
Johanna / Artist
Ani / Photojournalist
Ani / Photojournalist
Ope / Writer
Ope / Writer
Darina / Photographer
Darina / Photographer
Ulia / Nuclear Physicist
Ulia / Nuclear Physicist
Marichka / Cook
Marichka / Cook
Luka / Dancer
Luka / Dancer
Mariko / Psychologist
Mariko / Psychologist
Mariam / Programmer
Mariam / Programmer
Anastasia / Artist
Anastasia / Artist
Vasiko / Model
Vasiko / Model
Seva / Activist
Seva / Activist
Luka / Dentist
Luka / Dentist
Alina / Georgian
Alina / Georgian
Asia / Entrepreneur
Asia / Entrepreneur
Ninutsa / Creator
Ninutsa / Creator
Mariam / Psychologist
Mariam / Psychologist
Sali / Artist
Sali / Artist
Vardo / Artist
Vardo / Artist
Asya / Actress
Asya / Actress
Dachi / Designer
Dachi / Designer
Tata / Film Director
Tata / Film Director
Tina / Artist
Tina / Artist
Baptiste / Pâtissier
Baptiste / Pâtissier
Shneor / Photographer
Shneor / Photographer
Elene / Illustrator
Elene / Illustrator
Lana / Foreign Relations
Lana / Foreign Relations
Anna / Journalist
Anna / Journalist
Thoma / Hairstylist
Thoma / Hairstylist
Nanka / Doctor
Nanka / Doctor
Aman / Model
Aman / Model
Katya / Artist
Katya / Artist
Polina / Curator
Polina / Curator
Iri / Oceanographer
Iri / Oceanographer
Lekso / DJ
Lekso / DJ
Anna / Interior Designer
Anna / Interior Designer
Valery / Model
Valery / Model
Noah / DJ
Noah / DJ
Mari / Illustrator
Mari / Illustrator
Tamara / President
Tamara / President
Nuki / Trainer
Nuki / Trainer
Ana Maria / Artist
Ana Maria / Artist
Barbari / Artist
Barbari / Artist
Niko / Designer
Niko / Designer
Darya / Philosopher
Darya / Philosopher
Luka / Baller
Luka / Baller
Mariam / Actress
Mariam / Actress
Mariam / Model
Mariam / Model
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