Petar Paunchev

Hi, my name is Petar and I enjoy exploring life through photography.

I was born and have lived for most of my life in Bulgaria – a little piece of natural paradise with ancient history. Bulgaria is situated on the Balkan Peninsula – just above Greece and Turkey and to the left of the Black Sea. Here you can still find preserved natural wilderness – from wild sandy beaches, to alpine mountains, rising to almost 3000 metres above sea level and decorated with crystal clear lakes and ancient forests. More than 30% of the country is under some form of nature protection, even though it is an ongoing challenge to preserve these areas under the constant pressure of “development”.

I have been enchanted by Nature for as long as I can remember. Being in Nature somehow always made things come into place: the answer to the question about the meaning of existence just revealed itself as a silent knowing, beyond the capacity of the rational mind. I learned that the answers we seek can be found in that quiet place within us – the place beyond thoughts, where the boundaries of “me” dissipate and there’s just “all that is”.

I believe that photography can be used to take the viewer into this inner realm of clarity and peace, by capturing a moment of stillness, where everything is in place and the mind’s incessant thinking just stops.

Here I would like to share with you some moments of stillness and I hope that I will be able to transmit this silent experience through the art of photography.

Thank you for visiting.

Petar Paunchev

Stock photography by Petar Paunchev at Alamy

Stock photography by

Petar Paunchev on Alamy