ilian began his career in photography as a news photographer before moving to London and starting a new career in commercial photography, developing his own unique style, balancing commercial appeal with an acutely artistic eye.
He has over 15 years’ experience working in editorial and commercial projects, specialising in food and drink, still life and product photography, both locally and internationally. He shoots from his Cheshire-based kitchen studio. His clients are magazines, hotels, restaurants and food companies such Mornflakes, Felicini Restaurants, Metropolitan Hotel, Casino Flamingo, AstraZeneca, Manchester University, Sofia airport, etc.
His work appears in BBC GoodFood, Olive, Professional Photographer, Digital Photographer and The Rock magazines. His style is simple, clean and graphic, based on natural light. A passionate and talented cook himself, the enjoyment ilian takes from food and drink shines through in his images.
ilian has had more than ten solo photo exhibitions, the most successful ones being:
1998 ”Old Houses” – Sofia and 1999 Los Angeles
1999 “War in Kosovo” – Sofia
2000 “Mount ATHOS” – Sofia, London, Vienna, Thessaloniki, Warsaw, Bratislava and Plovdiv
2004 ‘Ballet Portraits’ – Sofia
2012 “Edible Art” – London, Moscow, Manchester, St. Petersburg, Sofia