According to Gencho Petkov, photography is more than an art – it’s a language. It’s a language that can be understood by everyone, even though it is spoken differently by everyone. Some of Petkov’s photographs speak of the beauty of the female body, while others tell the beautiful story of nature. To fulfill his role as an “photographic interpreter of beauty,” Petkov must push the limits of familiarity and produce unique images. He is inspired by the extraordinary, the novel, the unknown.
Many of his photographs feature images reminiscent of nude forms, an effect created through the use of controlled lighting of unusually shaped subjects.
In the course of his photographic career, Petkov has written a handful of artists’ statements about his work. But there are some things that he feels cannot be fully conveyed by words – even 1,000.