Vladimir Donkov is a UK based outdoor photographer, born in northern part of Bulgaria, where he discovered photography at a young age.
At the age of 7 he was given his first camera which has never left his side, taking stills of all the curiosities that surrounded his childhood.
A Few years later after moving to USA he worked his way up; Ogilvy, Climbing magazine, Brava Casa, Mountain Gazette, Hayden’s (Canada) and Pure Moments (France), among many others…
Like many outdoor photographers, Vladimir Donkov is an adventurer with wanderlust in his heart.
Half of his work is landscape and adventure photography from remote Arctic areas, the other half is photojournalism – stories about vanishing cultures, like the Inuits of south Greenland.
Many of his magnificent images are taken on several months solo-hikes in the Arctic wilderness full of solitude.
“Despite all the technology and outdoor equipment available today, it is still a matter of developing ultimate skills for surviving to let one take a powerful photograph of the last vast areas of untamed wilderness.
For me there is a very strong ethic in what is and what is not fair to do when taking a landscape photograph.
Hence this makes my work pleasantly difficult. Only honesty with the audience can make an image alive. One could touch the ice and face the wind.”
His current projects are “North.”, book based on collection of landscapes and stories from the Arctic Circle and the other project is “A ‘casual’ Inuit story”, book inspired from his last visiting in remote Inuit village, in Greenland.