I am a photographer from East Europe. I live in Bulgaria, a country older than 1 300 years. For the artist location is not important. In art photography it is the view point which matters. Every object may turn out to be a masterpiece of art photography... if you succeed in finding the true viewpoint. Since my early childhood, I have been trying to find the abstract appearance in ordinary things. Lights and shapes are constantly stimulating my imagination, creating thousands of images. It is my desire to transform them into pictures which other people can see and understand. In my early twenties, I spent a lot of time sailing with my, handmade yacht . Sometimes photography took second place, but was never left behind. I had to grow up in order to understand the words of an old lady, staff member of The Photographer's Gallery - London. I was so young and foolish, that I did not remember her name. I shall nonetheless remember her words forever: "Young boy, you must take photos and do nothing else. Whatever else you do, it is waste of time for the World art photography". This was in London, in 1992...I had to reach the age of Christ to comprehend what she meant. Now, I want to bring all my images to life and to share these pictures with other people, but I am not and do not want to be a commercial photographer. Unfortunately, sometimes I have to sell some of my "creations", so that I can create new ones. Thus, all my life is devoted to art photography. Living in Bulgaria help me to find my unique viewpoint, which turned out to be my life point.
Biography: 1974 First step in photography 1976 First lessons about photography from My Father, university medical school MD, PhD 1978 - 1981 Member of Bacho Kiro School Photography Club, Varna with headman master photographer Sir Dimo Mughilarov 1982 Study art photography at City Photography and Cinema Club, Varna under art photography master Krassimir Delchev 1983 Study art photography under Bulgarian master art photographers Garo Keshishian and Alexander Nikolov 1983 Member of Vela Blagoeva School Photography Club, Varna 1991-1993 Study photography at RRC, London, UK under tutorship of Dr CJ Stratmann, SMC, ARPS, and practice in the photography studio of master of art and commercial photography Alan March, London, UK Experience 1981 Head of Vela Blagoeva School photography club, Varna with director Patronov 1994-1998 Found "Fantovision", own company for video and photography advertising 1995 "Fantovision" is winner at the national video advertisement competition 1998 Freelance photographer up to now... Exhibition 1979 Exhibition, Gallery TNTM, Varna - first award 1979 Exhibition, Gallery TNTM, Sofia 1980 Exhibition, Gallery TNTM, Varna - second award 1982 Exhibition, Varna, Gallery SBX Varna - award 1983 Exhibition, Varna, first award 1983 Exhibition,Varna, Gallery NTC - second award 1984 Exhibition, Varna, Gallery SBX Varna - award 1987 Exhibition , the military photography club, Burgas 1996 20x20, Solo photography exhibition, Gallery 6+ Varna (best 20 photography from last 20 years) 1998 Exhibition, The Art Gallery Varna 1999 Exhibition, The Art Gallery Varna 2001 Exhibition at International Art Expo New York, USA 2001 Exhibition at PHODAR, Biennale Pleven, Bulgaria - photography Rome Love 2001 Exhibition SIMPLE ABSTRACT at PHOTOVACCINATION Bulgaria - award 2001 The private view at ART PHOTO SHOP.COM London 2002 Exhibition at EXIT ART REACTIONS, New York City, USA 2002 Show Photography Samantha with the tree in Focus on Imaging -UK Publication 1982 Periodical publication in Bulgarian newspapers - up to now... 1996 Culture Art Literature, Bulgarian newspaper 2000 On line magazin www.fineartindex.co.uk 2001 Photo Eye, Bulgarian art photography magazine 2002 Photo-Pro online photography magazine
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