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. (text: Irina Gyurcheva; photos: Svilen Nachev)
The diversity of the world that surrounds us is not that much in it’s essence, but in the emotions it evokes and in the marks which make it different in any given moment. The dynamics of movement and the intentionally highlighted monuments and facades are only the basics of the city around us. Its soul is in the short stories hidden in its shadows. The way life turns objects into storylines with a single ray of light. The scenes where living flesh becomes one with concrete and iron in primordial battle of chaos and order. Little moments of urban enlightenment. (Text: Dimitar Spasov, Pictures: Svilen Nachev)
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.