Hristo Dimitrov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Established in 6,000 BC, the cityÂ is one of the oldest in the world and is the second biggest city in Bulgaria after the capital Sofia.
Hristo spent his childhood Â in the mountains and forests of his country.Â He loves to spend his time doing nature photography, rediscovering and capturing its beauty through the lens of camera. The nature in Bulgaria provides many opportunities for landscape photographers. Therefore, he spends all his free time in the mountains. This enables him to visit and explore beautiful places and to enjoy moments that otherwise he would never be able to see or experience in his life.Â He started practising photography more seriously in 2008, when he bought his first DSLR camera. It became immediately his faithful companion in the hiking trips in the nature.
Photography for him is a way to express the world as he sees and feels itÂ and alsoÂ to reach the hearts of many people, no matter where they are. Regardless of the differences between people, Â photography removes all borders and thatâ€™s why in every photo he gives his best.
In June 2012 he visited Armenia and was fascinated by the great monasteries and especially by Geghard and Noravank monasteries, the beauty of which he could never forget. Photos are the best medium for him to show the beauty to his friends and family and make them feel the atmosphere at least for a little while, so his works of “Churches in Armenia” came into being.
In March 2013 for theÂ Â first time he found Â the contest of HPA and decided to participate in it, almost without any thinking. He was determined to show even more people the magic of these ancient and magnetic places and to give them the opportunity to experience the culture of ancient Armenia. Â At last, “Churches in Armenia” (http://www.worldfpa.org/?page_id=6995) won the Documentary Award in HPA2013.