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Interview of Nikolay Kolev

Could you introduce yourself a little, talk a bit about your background.

Soft colors, vintage feel, and style …
My name is Nikolay Kolev (Botzi) ... Idealist ... Romantic ... and sometimes portraitist …

When, how and why did you begin to make photography?

With photography I started doing in 2010. The reason was the desire, that I feel inside of me, feeling that I would like to present to the world, something expressing my feelings and emotions, something beautiful. My vision and sense of beauty, surrounds us. My love for photography dates back to childhood, thanks to my father and exhibitions that took me…

What do you like in this form of expression?

I think photography is a way to capture thousands moments, a particular emotion, sometimes in a single frame. Behind every photo has a story. To re-create a presence in a way that makes you dream. To leave a memory footprint of a moment that you want to give to someone else in time ... Being a photographer I mean, not “capturing” the moment, but to "release" for someone else. My photos have idealistic, romantic view of the world and people. Because we do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.

What are the themes that you like to photograph?

Femininity maybe … I would like my pictures to express romantic and beautiful feeling derived from portraits of people - women, children. The Portrait photography is the kind of expression that I prefer, probably because I feel sure. They can capture the mood, to recreate the feeling of romance, tenderness of the specified person / model. I try all my images have a specific idea to carry an interesting message to represent a particular state. I believe that the human face is the epitome of spirituality. “Human, all too human” - Friedrich Nietzsche.

What are you looking to share through your photography?

My desire is to create and share images presented in a natural way, to bring a sense of beauty, depth and very sensual.

What is your idea of sensuality?

A natural state of every person ... Emotion, tenderness, delicacy, melancholy, imagination, light, shadows, love ...

What photographers fascinate and/or inspire you?

They are many. Many authors from Sensual-Photography.eu

How do you prepare a session of shooting?

With the ambition to "impress" women different - nature, sensuality that brings each of them, the power transmission and their various emotional states. My portraits don’t represent their faces only. First I begin with the idea of frames in my head, I imagine what result I want to achieve. I always try to present one person in her / his true and beautiful state. Model, atmosphere, accessories, and styling - everything has to be well chosen and appropriate to achieve the desired effect of each image / photo.

What camera(s) do you use?

The camera doesn’t matter ;). Most often Canon with 35 mm matrix. I dream about a medium format.

What techniques do you prefer?

I prefer natural light, although the specifics, low contrast, vignetting, ease ... In these techniques have a life, feeling special charm, which I think in the studio can’t be captured.

How and why did your photography change?

I change myself with the time and gain experience. Experiments, ideas, moods, help me to grow and improve as an author. Learning new techniques and methods, unremitting desire to share my emotions, all of this helps to change the things that I create. My aim to create photos focused on pure image of femininity provokes me to choose the quadrate as a form of visual performance. Through I can catch only the elements to create a powerful vision. I think the quadrate is not necessarily in the camera, the quadrate is in your mind!

What brings you the internet media?

Today, the Internet media is a means of communication, sharing, exchange of experience, promotion, learning and even inspiration. The opportunity to meet with the work of other fellow photographers.

What do you expect from a website like Sensual Photography?

That it continues to be a means for the abstraction of inspiration, gives the opportunity for young and talented photographers to publish their photos.

What are your plans?

Keep on shooting, learn. Discover new people, places and ideas. Have possibly more professional engagements and projects. My desire is when people see my photos, to understand my idea, to feel my perception of the world, and I hope to be inspired by me.

What would you add?

« When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. » - Ansel Adams.

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