"The past is not dead.In fact, it's not even the past..."
This series of photographs covers a particularly difficult period of my life. It begins in August 2008 with the outbreak of the war in Georgia and includes the death of a friend; my mum's struggles with cancer and coming to terms with the feeling that life is passing as I reached 40. It also includes a journey back into my childhood and the daily experience of living both in two different cities: London and Tbilisi.
"Don't Wake Me" expresses the harshness of these years and the desire to escape into dreams and memories.