KARTVELEBI by Geoffrey Yahya Vargas

A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography by Geoffrey Yahya Vargas. Model is Alexia Cicard. Jewelry and styling by Liza Kiladze. Make up from Cyril Laine. Kartvelebi means Georgians. The story was shot with an analog Leica R-E, on Portra 800 film. And an analog Mamiya rb67, on Portra 400 film.

Liza Kiladze says about her art:
The jeweled chest coat idea comes from the old Caucasian sartorial culture, from my Origins. Alluding to the Ex-Votos, the hand-crafted middle fingers on the chest area, where men would carry gunpowder back in times in Georgia, is a statement towards the occupants of our lands, and the threats to our culture throughout history.”

Photography by Geoffrey Yahya Vargas @geoffreyyahyavargas
Model is Alexia Cicard @alexiacicard
Jewelry and styling by Liza Kiladze @liza.kiladze
Make up from Cyril Laine @cyrillaine
Photo Assistant is Andrea Mejia @andchinaski