Tina was borne in Bulgaria on the verge of a major political and social change in Eastern Europe. She started taking pictures when she was 6 years old with a film camera her grandfather gave her, and never stopped. She won an academic scholarship and moved to the USA when she was 18 and later on completed an MBA at Duke University. Tina has lived in Florida, California, North Carolina, London, Florence and New York City. She worked in finance for over a decade in New York until she made the commitment to dedicate her time and efforts to her true professional calling - photography. Tina completed a program at the International Center of Photography in NYC with a focus on portraiture, fashion, real estate and commercial product photography. In early 2018, Tina was sponsored by Lansinoh to travel to 19 countries in 5 continents and create the women empowerment and breastfeeding awareness campaign http://breastfeedingmonth.com/. Her work was published by Global Citizen, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, ABC news and a number of other publications. Additionally, she has been published in National Geographic, New York Post, Corriere della Serra, Bulgarka Magazine, Bulgarian National TV and hosted exhibitions in the US, Italy and Bulgaria.
Tina strives to capture stories of inner and outer beauty, drama, emotion, tradition, history, smells and sounds. She is driven to reveal what is beyond the surface of a face or place, and leave her subjects as a timeless representation of their lifetime story.