BEYOND THE PORTRAIT Exhibition
In recent years I've had the privilege to work alongside an inspiring photographer on various commercial and personal projects. If you flip through my work and read the credits of the team involved, you'll come across the name Ivaylo Petrov all too often. Having seen each other's work online about eight years ago, and one day finding ourselves discussing concepts and exchanging ideas, we have sporadically joined our creative paths on numerous occasions.
In the past two years, Ivaylo's portraiture has significantly evolved in terms of production scale and concepts, involving more professionals behind the scenes, and some most interesting models as main characters in his visual narrative. The Exhibition "Beyond the Portrait" celebrates some of his best work of that time period. Having followed his professional evolution, and being tremendously taken by creative photography myself, I couldn't decline the invitation to join him on set for some more awesome visual magic.
Together we created portraits for Colibri Publishing (feat. Yosif Shamli and Snezhina Petrova); a tribute to one of Pejac's thoughtprovoking drawings - "Human Nature" (feat. photographer Temelko Temelkov); "The Flight of Icarus" (a challenging composition feat. actor Leonid Yovchev); "The Oracle" (one of the images in a post-apocalyptic series, feat. illustrator Peter Stan); and "Living in a Free State" (feat. actor Malin Krastev).
"Beyond the Portrait" is now nearing its end in Vivacom ArtHall, but is sure to remain Ivaylo's ongoing project, continuing to evolve and raise questions, tell stories, and capture people in a unique light. If you liked any of our work, prints are available in different sizes to order. Contact me or Ivaylo directly for prices and details.
Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibition, shared, liked, and supported us, as well as everyone else involved in the creation of the images "Beyond the Portrait". If even one of them provokes some thought and stirs up feeling in the viewer, we consider ourselves accomplished.