Dancho Atanasov was born in 1966 in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. The city has been considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world and European capital of culture, 2019.
Since his early childhood he has been interested in arts and has tried out many things – from music to painting and fine arts as well. He gets to know photography through his uncle – skydiving as a teenager. His uncle, himself an enthusiastic parachutist and photographer, lends him his photographic equipment and teaches him the fundamentals.
The artist left his time as a combat pilot and air traffic controller behind and now works as a conceptual, fine art, landscape, travel and architectural photographer. His works have received many awards and are frequently exhibited.