Animal Planet. Understanding what means to be human is impossible without looking at our relationship with animals. From ancient drawings in caves and the symbolism of zodiac signs to agriculture to zoos and pets, animals have been part of human imagination. This reflection on our ability to connect with sentient life and derive a symbolic meaning from it distinguishes us as species. The instant, non-verbal communication of the animal gaze has a somewhat spiritual quality, albeit often with unequal balance of power, acting as a mirror to prompt a deeper understanding of ourselves and what we value.

COUNTRY | Bulgaria

BIO | Born in 1979 in the small Bulgarian town of Svishtov located on Danube river. I’m interested in photography since my teens but started shooting the streets in 2011. “For me, photography is passion, enjoyment, an escape from the ordinary, way of documenting the life and expressing myself. My main reason to shoot is to take better pictures, exploring the streets for something hidden and to catch a glimpse of what life was like for the next generations.” From January 2017 member of BULB Collective (Bucharest Urban League of photographers for the Balkans).