ABOUT ME

HELLO, I AM

MARTIN IVANOV

and I will try, in addition to showing you my photographs, to take you to my world – a world of colours, smiles, and eternal moments. In my first eight years at school I was studying fine arts. I was eager to learn how to draw, but it turned out that was not my vocation. In my arts classes I was watching how the light from the windows outlined the beautiful shapes of the portrait clay sculptures made by students at the same arts school. I was fascinated by the way the light refracted different moods to the same face. It was probably then when my love for portraits was born. During the next five years I continued with graphic arts. I had quite a few classes in graphic design, and that kindled my interest in Photoshop. Soon after my graduation, I bought my first DSLR camera and discovered the enchanting worlds of photography. I was learning new things every day, every minute. I wanted to be the best, to know everything! What enthralls me is that even now, so many years later, each day I am learning something new – about light, about people, about emotions. I aspire to convey the emotions of the people in my photos.

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”