“Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.”Tim Burton
Hi I am Milena. I bought my first camera in my first year at university and I haven’t stopped taking pictures ever since. After I graduated and entered what was supposed to be me adult life I was finding it hard to find a consistent application for my passion of photography. I didn’t take pictures for a living but I needed something structured which kept me taking pictures on a regular basis, so I started a blog. I ran my blog One Day in Sofia for more than three years and I truly enjoyed it. Blog style photography is effortless and enjoyable and having your own space for expression is great. Everybody loves eye-candy and looking at pretty things. Travel photos, flowers, food… We all love looking at such pictures, because they are uplifting and they offer escapism into a more pleasant reality.
And so I created my blog and I filled it with beautiful photos of my travels and I relived the excitement of these trips through them again and again. It was a great outlet for my need to continue being a photographer. But the day came, when I started realizing that I am a bit tired of manufacturing pretty pictures and adding to the thousands of such pictures on the internet. I started to feel the need to reconnect to a different me, the person I was when I first started taking pictures. I used to look more deeply into things, seeing a deeper expression, one that goes beyond the pretty picture. With time I realized that the style of my blog is starting to limit me and I needed to reinvent my vision as a photographer.
I put an end to my previous blog before moving to Ireland. Here I discovered a new medium of photography – film. It has opened a whole new page for me and It has brought back the excitement of taking pictures. Film has made me more focused and selective when I am taking photos. This slightly more expensive type of photography has eliminated the need to spend hours editing pictures, which is quite refreshing. It has given me a chance to develop my style and grow as a photographer and it remains my preferred medium.
This new blog is an attempt to find my inner artist again. So stay tuned for my new adventure in film photography!