A picture is worth a thousand words, goes the adage.
A great photograph is worth 17 syllables. It is strong, serene and clear like a haiku. It feels like a recollection of a pure visual emotion that is new and recognized at the same time.
I have taken pictures around the world, but the places closest to my heart have always been the American Southwest and my native Bulgaria. Different and distant as they are, they both speak to me in a profound, visceral voice. They both are beautiful in their own ways, but photographing them is not about beauty, composition or technical precision. It is about a level of closeness that does not allow for the separation of fascination and existential pain. Some pictures hopefully convey this most complex emotion, and viewers recognize it aesthetically.
I have degrees in Photography, Philology, English & Bulgarian Language and Literature. My photography work has been shown at various art venues and galleries in the USA and Bulgaria. Currently, I work and live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.