A photograph of myself from 1997, which was taken during my first study year in the Netherlands after I left Georgia. It is a remake of a photo that I found a few years before – a girl is posing in a large supermarket, during the time when the first wave of people left the newly-opened Soviet Union for Western Europe or the United States and sent photographs home. The scale of the supermarket, filled with colorful goods was something that this person had never seen or imagined before.
In my photo, I staged that situation and played the amazed girl. If I look at this photograph now, years later, I see myself as a young girl with make-up, who has just come from the Soviet Union, posing in a supermarket. It no longer seems like a remake and in the image, I have become the amazed girl.