National academy for theatre and film arts - Sofia
About Vera Gotseva
I’m an experienced storyteller with 15+ years background of journalism and photography.
2016 Summer/Summary - Collective exhibition - Smartphone photos
2014 Barcelona Design Week - Polaroid photos
2014 The left eye - Collective exhibition - Film photography
2013 Su - Solo exhibition - Film photography
2012 - The grass harp - Solo exhibition - Film photography
My name is Vera Gotseva, but people know me as Lomovera. I grabbed a pen when I was a year old, and a film camera when I was three. Later, I began to read Isaac Asimov. This apparently was destiny because as an adult I work as a journalist and a photographer, and science and technology are my passions. They led me to work in various fields like digital advertising and projects, such as the annual Sofia Science Festival. My biggest loves, however, are storytelling and nature.
I have graduated in Philosophy and Theatre and Dance criticism. Over the past 20 years of my life I have been interested in words and images. For the past 15 years I have been actively contributing to the most prominent lifestyle magazines in Bulgaria. Ten years ago, I started taking pictures with a variety of cameras, exploring moments of a reality that I see, trying to keep them still forever through the use of my camera. I’ve been lucky enough to have been given the chance to show my work in a couple of exhibitions – five so far. My first four exhibitions are with film photography. One of them was part of the Barcelona Design Week – 10 photos, taken with Polaroid land 440. My last exhibition was with smartphone photos. I’ve spent the past two years as editor-in-chief of Photomania, Bulgaria’s leading photography magazine. Lately, I’ve been busy traveling often, taking photos with my smartphone and connecting them in visual storytelling. Also I’m leading the first smartphone photography classes on the road in Bulgaria.
Apart from the photographs published here or on my site, I have done visual identity for commercial clients, as well as individual portraits or series of photographs. My photos have been published in the Huffington Post, Der Spiegel, Granta, Capital light, Dnevnik, Programata and many others.