A YEAR IN LONDON
In 2018, Liubomir Skumov and his family decided to move to London. They hoped to seek a better future in a diverse environment than the Bulgarian one. «A Year in London» is the recording of those moments, captured through the photographer’s eyes before his lens.
In this series, the human presence is prevalent while showing different interactions with its surroundings. Small fragments of objects, body parts and gestures combine to create a simple dazzling moment. More specifically, the lens, camera and this author’s perspective capture overlooked everyday scenes, which we fail to notice and record.
«A Year in London» ties together the power of seeing beyond reality. The series is the documentation of a visceral need to capture everyday moments that were never real and the hope of finding something better. The author resonates deeply with such feelings: «A Year in London» is an intimate dialogue with the world in which we manifest ourselves, but also an echo of our transitory existence.
Liubomir Skumov is a Bulgarian Street Photographer born and raised in Pomorie, Bulgaria. Growing up in a small town on the Black Sea coast, he has fond of the Arts since he was a kid, painting above all. Later, he graduated from Veliko Tarnovo University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and high regard for plastic arts.
His first approach with photography, particularly Street, was a family matter. Skumov’s brother was the first to show him a documentary about the well-known Vivian Meyer. This episode got him caught in the world of photography. Shortly after, he purchased his first digital camera, and his photographic adventure began. During the years, he found himself looking for inspiration while documenting his hometown and the surrounding areas.