I cover social features, sports events and politics, and occasionally I travel across Europe to help cover general and breaking news.
My memories of photography go back to the early 80s. I remember my father taking pictures of me while I was pretending to be on the phone or playing with my sisters around a plastic pool.
I began studying photography in 1995 but got really interested during my internship and training period with "The Democracy Daily”. The team was amazing and all of a sudden I was surrounded by great professionals.
My first assignment was a weather feature. I started working for the agency in January and there were heavy snowfalls at the time. I drove around the suburbs of Sofia in the early hours, looking for people clearing the snow from their cars before heading to work.
The story that left the biggest mark on me was one of my first assignments abroad, to Israel and the Palestinian territories in 2006. It was a real eye-opener. I went to help cover the parliamentary elections in Palestine. That was when I actually realised what it was like to work as a photographer for one of the busiest bureaus in the world.
My favourite stories explore topics like social inequality, human rights, minority issues and racism.
A good picture should make sense to everyone, regardless of their social status or geographic location.
Over the years I have learnt it is important to be nice to everyone and never to take your job for granted.
Professionally, I most admire Sebastiao Salgado. His decision to leave his career as an economist to become a photographer reveals the true power of photography.