Michel Yordanov: Lightning in a Bottle
The challenge of framing that fleeting moment in the most beautiful way possible.
The hardest part of your job?
The hardest part is working with nature, which can completely transform from one minute to the other. It’s all about being in the best place at the right moment, and being quick enough to capture it using the right settings.
If not a photographer who you would have been?
I would have loved to have been a storm chaser. I’m fascinated by natural phenomena, especially when it is intense and dramatic.
How would you describe your style and how did you develop it?
I try to emphasise the intensity of nature, so that the photo really impacts whoever’s looking at it. As for how I developed it, I’m always looking for beautiful details in a scene or in a moment that most people would overlook, and then trying to bring out this detail in the photograph using exaggerated perspectives, lighting, and vivid colours.
Which photographers inspired you most?
I get most of my inspiration from the nature around me and although there are no specific photographers that impacted me, I try to learn from all of them.
A lightning storm in full action in Beirut Lebanon.