My name is Angel Zaharinov, 18 years old. I grew up in a small town in Bulgaria. I got interested in photography when I was at the age of 13. I used to take pictures of the sky with my phone and I loved it! I got my first camera when I was 14 years old, It was a small Canon. At the beginning I was taking photos of landscapes until one day when me and my neighbour decided to shoot some portrait pictures of her. From that moment I take photos of people only. I’ve fallen in love with their faces, expression, the mood and temper they bring to the picture! I recieved my first DSLR in 2015. It was Canon 600D. I have taken pictures of my friends only, I improved myself. I used to watch YouTube videos for hours everyday (and I still do it) until 2017 when my parents bought me a Canon 5D Classic with 85mm 1.8 lens. I was taking pictures only of my friends because I have a speech problem until this day. The embarrassment of talking to a stranger used to terriffy me. However, one day I thought that If I want to succeed I have to take pictures of new faces and meet different people as I did! I texted many girls on social media, met them and that is how my passion became even bigger! Photography made me get over my own fears!