Women are a source of inexhaustible inspiration for photographer Alex Manchev. Born in Bulgaria, his love for photography was revealed at the age of 19. Several years later, aged 25, his talent led him to embark on a career as a professional photographer in the fashion industry. Finally, his ambition led him to return to study, to develop further knowledge about his new profession: photography. Armed with his Masters in Photography, Manchev abandoned commercial practice to devote himself to his art. Specialising in female nudes, he captures the extravagance, raw beauty, and freedom that the bodies inspire in him. His non-digital photos in black-and-white offer some heart-wrenchingly melancholic results.