Following a family tradition in photography began shooting at 6, when my father gave me my first camera. From this moment I think that photography is my " first love". My idea for photography is the ability of catching and freezing these subtle moments of emotion and action that just disappear in time. For me the photography is magic and way of life. This naturally leaded to drawing and animation and color theory for art and textile.
Since then have shot with various film (35mm and roll) and digital cameras and I have experience in both analog and digital processing of photos.

EDUCATION

1985 – 1989
Fine Art School, Varna, Bulgaria
Speciality- paintihg, graphic design
1986 - 1990
CinemaClub“Paralaxfor alternative cinema, Varna, Bulgaria
Animation class, Photography class

WORK EXPERIENCE

1986-1995
Artist-animator Cinema Club “Paralax “
1990-1992
Animation teacher
School for animation in the Youth Center, Varna
1996 - 2008
Graphic designer and photographer
in the following companies
“Maxima Studio
“Dimension Design
“ZOOM Design Studio

FILMOGRAPHY

SMACHKAN SVJT (1987)
Artist animator
Selected in scool program Animation film festival in Annecy, France 1987
TOPLO (1989)
Artist animator
APPROPO (1991)
Artist animato
r Selected in Animation film festival Badalona, Spain
LETTER FROM THERE (1990)
Artist animator
Selected in student program Animation film festival in Annecy France 1991
ROADS (1993)
Artist animator , Scenarist
Selected in student program Animation film festival in Annecy France 1993
THE WRITER (1995) - FILM PROJECT
Autor
Selected in project competition in Annecy France 1995
Place D'amour ( 2005 ) - Film project
autor, character design, background, scenarist
Selected in project competition in Annecy, France 2005
Spreading Wings ( 2006)
Concept artist, Photograph
music video for Nedy Cross
White dog ( 2007)
Scenarist, Concept artist, Photograph
music video for Nedy Cross
Selected in Annecy, France 2008

COMMISSIONED JOBS

Since 1995 I have various types of commissioned works. I have mainly shot out-door and limited experience in in-door and special effect shots. I have made also a broad collection of textures for computer 3D work.
1993 - Support photography for SM33 Clothes Co. Calendar.
1994 - Model shots for Belopal Glass Co.
1995 - Shots on location for the Ministry of forests in Bulgaria.
1996 - Plants and garden photos for Erika Company.
1999 - Location shots for Pirgos Plast Co. Calendar.
2000 - Product shots for BULRIB Co. and Varna Fish Co.
2001 - Landscape and Special effect photography for Digital Media Technologies Ltd.
- Product shots for catalog - Ivo Borrisov Jewelery.
2002 - Sea shore landscape photography in vertical panorama format for TIM Ltd. and Societe Genarle Bank in Bulgaria
2003 - Catalogue of fashion accessories for Ellie Sherban accessories.
2004 - Several photo sessions for art calendars - KORS Publishing. "City Lights", "Flowers" & "Landscapes"
2005 - Mood shots and location shooting for Varna Plast Ltd. catalogue.
2006 - Advertising shots for Erika Co, for BravaCasa Magazine - Bulgaria
- Advertising shots for Capitol hotel - published in following magazines - Vagabond , Premium, High life, National Geographic, etc.
2007 - Some sessions for Moira fashion model agency, Hotel Capitol – Varna
- Shots on location for Hotel Mistral - Balchik
2008 - BSR & Rotshild group
- Orchid developments
- Elie Sherban accessories
- Session for Stefanie Ltd,
- Ballet studio VM
- Nekton Ltd
- Erika Co

EXHIBITIONS

1992 - 2002
Joint exhibition of photographic club "Paralax".
1995
Exhibition "Nature" Museum "Georgi Velchev"
2003
National photographic saloon - Varna - "First Prize for Color Photography"
Gallery "Georgi Veltchev" - Stalker and friends exhibition
2004
National photographic saloon - Varna - "First Prize for Experimental Photography"
Gallery "Gergi Veltchev" - Stalker and friends exhibition
2005
National photographic saloon - Varna 2005 - "Grand Prix"
Gallery "Gergi Veltchev" - Stalker and friends exhibition