Since I was 3 years old , thanks to my parents I was able to start skiing and I fell in love with sports. Throughout the years I have participated in many – skiing, climbing, snowboarding, skateboarding, go-karts and more. At the age of 15 trough skateboarding I discovered photography and film making.

I picked up the only camera that I found at home – Kodak prostar. I started taking photos of my friends while they were skating and I used one of my friends video camera to film them too. At one point I knew that this was really something that I want to do in my life. I was lucky enough to have a mentor who started teaching me more and more about photography.

I first graduated Master in Landscape architecture, but I decided to dedicate my life to something else. I left my country and I went to The Netherlands, to study photography in The Royal Academy of Art, which helped me a lot to further develop my skills.

Now I work as a freelancer worldwide, but currently I am based in  The Hague, Netherlands.

Ivaylo Donchev