Ivan was born in Bulgaria and his interest in aviation began at an early age after multiple visits to a MiG-23 base and due to my home’s proximity to the civil airport. Later, he moved to Chicago where he has lived ever since. His main interest is military aviation although he also likes civil aviation and regularly visit Chicago O’hare airport to take some photos. Ivan has been publishing in various military aviation media outlets for the past 8 years and has frequently worked with the US military, having flown with all branches. He has also made numerous visits with other foreign air forces. For his photography, Ivan has always used Canon equipment.