This street photography series shows some unexpected finds in this Southeastern European country. In August 2019, I explored the vast Bulgaria: Sofia, Belogradchik, Venetsa Cave, Lovech, Prohodna Cave, Veliko Tavorno, Devetashka Cave, Sozopol, Nessebar, Kara Dere beach, Plodiv, Beli Plast and the inspiring Melnik. Its urban and rural landscapes seemed to possess a hunting beauty. Although I enjoyed and took photographs of the stunning caves, the rock formations, the sea, the beaches and the little villages, as a street photographer, I feel more emotions from this urban set. I would recommend the destination to all photographers interested in breathtaking sceneries, they will not be disappointed. This trip gave me the chance to take more than 100 photographs for My Plastic People project, I fell in love with these local, unique and realistic human beings. Tales of Bulgaria was selected and edited during the confinement due to the coronavirus as a way to escape from reality. These memories became my refuge in the search for beauty.
Seigar is a passionate travel, street, social documentary, conceptual and pop photographer based in Tenerife. He feels obsessed with pop culture that he shows in his series. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, curious finds and religious icons. He also flirts with journalism and video.
His main inspiration is travelling. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, creating a continuous storyline from his trips. His most ambitious projects so far are his Plastic People, a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world, and his Tales of a City, an ongoing urban photo-narrative project taken in London.
He is a philologist and also works as a secondary school teacher. He is a self-taught visual artist, though he has done a two years course in advanced photography and one in cinema and television. He has participated in several exhibitions and his works have been featured in many publications. He has collaborated with different media such as VICE and WAG1. He writes for The Cultural about photography and for Memoir Mixtapes about music.
Lately, he has experimented with video forms. His last interest is documenting identity. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award.