RED SEA-16:29, 2014
Limited Edition Gallery-Quality Photography with a Certificate of Authenticity
An avid observer of everyday life, Ivailo Stanev-Álvarez lives with photography as a tool for telling his thoughts and experiences in his own personal, documentary way in a colourful or entirely monochromic world without clutter and pretensions.
RED SEA is a 24-hour photographic project that attracts a certain amount of serenity and simplicity in each slide and each of the hours of shooting - a series of sea lines-hour after hour, and horizons in which absence becomes a presence.
One day from Hurghada to Marsa Alam, he transforms simple moments and clues into nature as a visual geometric tale, relying on the nostalgic experience of the past, trying to interpret the sensations from day to hour and minute.
This series explores the connection between places and people, and in particular how these elements stack up and collide with each other, and the traces that remain can sometimes feel a little surreal in their straight horizontal and simple colours.
"RED SEA is the way I would like to see the world, a little more structured, a little less unpretentious. A world where I feel more like a viewer, and at some point, the story comes to life. ”
Ivailo Stanev-Álvarez started his career as a fashion and advertising photographer. Over the years he had numerous publications for the magazines such as Esquire, Playboy, Maxim, FHM, Harper's Bazaar, Elegance, Dali magazine. As well as a photographer he worked as a photo editor of Esquire and Dali Magazine.
His primary inspiration in photography are the people. He loved to describe their lives, to observe their attitude. Portraits, street, documentary - these are the main fields of photography he works in.
He had numerous exhibitions, and his works are a possession of many private collectors.