What I do

Doriana Dimitrova is an accomplished publishing photographer with four books, picturing her experience in Cairo in collaboration with the American University in Cairo.

The Amazon best seller book ‘Cairo Inside Out’ by Trevor Naylor/ Doriana Dimitrova has caught images of her favorite city with it’s light, madness and colors. As a follow up both authors have now finished their last  project ‘Egypt Inside out’ covering the endless magic of the whole country.

The Series of books “Inside Out” are due to continue with adventures in Morocco and Istanbul in 2022.

Doriana passion for art and imagery spans all the way back into her childhood in Post Communistic Bulgaria, with her father being an artist himself whose career was restricted from the regime.

Her parents nurtured her love and talent for drawing and when she found herself moving to Cairo in 2009, the innate interest in different cultures and traditions awakened. The sights, sounds, smells, colors and fascinating people of Cairo inflaming her artistic tendencies to a completely new level. She started documenting her time there, and then decided to take a photography course at Cairo’s ‘Contemporary Image Collective’ school. She soon realized that her love of art and had found a new outlet.

In no time at all, Doriana found herself travelling to Kenya to shoot a wedding, and this trip was the last hint that she needed to make her realize that this is the future career she desired.

“I think that photography is my way of understanding and communicate with the World and all of its colors, light and diversities. Capturing a moment that will never arise again gives me such joy’”

Doriana’s style can be best described as realism, with a leaning towards a documentary/travel style – as her images capture freeze frames of movement often, and astounding still vista’s at other times. She’s at her happiest in the thick of traditional life, unobtrusively capturing a wrinkled face, or stealing the sunrise for posterity. She can also bend her talent to commercial pieces, and thoroughly enjoys working closely with clients to achieve a fresh way of looking at their products, and co-creating the needs they envision onto any still medium.

“I dream of travelling the world, meeting and speaking and feeling every little bit of it. Before I found photography I only wanted to lock all the beautiful moments into my mind – even now, I don’t capture  nature in my lens – only moments. Capturing a moment is my biggest drive”

Dimitrova is also managing a small English Charity that works in a rural community in Nepal – The Yearley Trust. Thats where she found a new family of free souls, curious of live and learning about the World.

Where I live

Currently Doriana lives in a small romantic village in South of France, Bormes les Mimosas. There she is finding a new passion in photography and exploring life in the Provence. A new life that brings families and friends together under the shades of vineyards and pine trees, where they share love of food and music.

She is now enjoying taking family portraits, immortalising those very special moments of joy and laughter.

While living in France Doriana works on a new book along side with Trevor Naylor describing the French lifestyle and hospitality.

In 2021 she was the official photographer for La Londe Jazz Festival

Find my 2022 “Family & Wedding “ proposed Price list here

2022 “Business, Events & Restaurants” proposed Price list here  

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR:

Books:

  • Roving Eye – Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions – American University Cairo Press (Cairo, November 2014)
    check it out here
  • The Taste of Egypt – Home cooking from the Middle East – American University Cairo Press (Cairo, September 2016)
    check it out here
  • Cairo Inside Out- American University Cairo Press (Cairo, January 2017)
    check it out here
  • Egypt Inside Out – American University Cairo Press (Cairo, January 2020)
  • check it out here

Articles:

*    Architecture Design magazine – Feature for By Papusa Furniture designer

Websites:

*    Jewellery catalog for  MIMZO Jewellery by Shahnas A Rassoul

@ Official Photographer for La Londe Jazz Festival – since 2021

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