My Name is Deyan Parouchev

Born in Bulgaria in 1982 in an artistic family, son of painters. Live in France since 1991. Rich of two different cultures and operating in all kinds of artistic spheres. I appreciate the people I meet, the places I go, the hours I keep, and the spontaneity in every shoot.

I chose to turn towards the applied arts. Graduated from Créapole ESDI in visual communication and creative advertising. After a short experience in an advertising agency, I entered in the video post-production as artistic director.

I am passionate about photography since the age of nine, when my parents offered my first 35mm SLR. I am professional director of photography and photographer with my own company since 2008. Fiction movies, advertising and music videos are my favorite areas, I try constantly to bring my sensitivity and art legacy into my projects. I also love to work in other genres such as documentary, portraiture, video art…

Thanks to my 15 years experience I can handle both post production such as editing and color grading. My projects have been shown at numerous festivals around the world and on TV channels such as MTV, ABC News, Once TV Mexico, Souvenirs from Earth, and have been shown in museums such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Museum modern Art Moscow.

In 2012 I create the contemporary art foundation « Yordan Parushev » which manages the works of my father and creates initiatives such as contemporary art contest for young artists under 35 years in Bulgaria.

I appreciate the raw reality of everyday life, the fleeting beauty of those in-between moments, and I do my very best to take every picture with that in mind. I want my viewers to relate to my cinematography through recognition of and familiarity with the situations, the emotions, and the energy so much that they wonder if they are looking at a picture of someone they know.

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They trusted me : 

Google, TBWA for Audi & Volkswagen, EuropaCorp, Opéra national de Paris, Alien Production, J. Blanch Production, ARTE, M6, Mc Donalds, L’Oréal, Helena Rubinstein, Colgate-Palmolive, BNP Paribas, La Banque Postale, Natixis, Opcalia, Samsung, O’Neill, Ministry of Education, French Parliament, P.I.W!, Universal Music, EMI Records, Happy End, DAJM, Rayvaks, Musée Olympique de Lausanne, Essilor, Atelier Voisin, Tribvn, Adie…




Cinematographer / Director  :


Paradise, for the band Electric Pyramid, produced by Jim Beach (music video) (Director & DOP)

Pardon, directed by Rositsa Trayanova, (short movie) (DOP)


Timeless Beauty : 90mn documentary, Produced  by Artking & Alien Production (director & DOP)

If by Rudyard Kipling, with Allister Madin (director & DOP)

Novalis, directed by Qing Piao (video art project) (DOP)

Algerian’s Flowers, directed by Rositsa Trayanova, (short movie) (DOP)

Interstellaire by Shaï Sebbag (music video) (director & DOP)


Espoir Orphelin : Directed by Guillaume Dallaporta (short movie) (DOP)

Trompe-la-Mort : making of the creation of a new opera – Opéra National de Paris (director & DOP)

Chaussée aux moines (commercial) (director & DOP)

Soir de fête : Directed by Vasken Toranian (2nd camera unit, short movie)


Le Blanc sur la comète : Directed by Christophe Sailly (short movie) (DOP)

Out of Stage project (video art) (director & DOP)

Iphigénie en Tauride : Directed by Denis Guéguin (music) (DOP)

Anne de Lafforest 2017 : Directed by Charlotte Studio (commercial) (DOP)

Le chapon : Directed by Thibaud Cartigny (short movie) (DOP)

Why women ? (commercial) (director & DOP)

L’heure exquise (music video) (director & DOP)

Hours passed by : Directed by Jérémie Levypon (short movie) (DOP)


Garde à vue (Short movie) DOP : Philippe Bovar) (director)

Downy (commercial), 1st winner in worldwide commercial video contest (director & DOP)

Imaginary Zones : Directed by Iglika Christova (video art) (DOP)

Into the wild (music video) (director & DOP)


Ire (music video) (director & DOP)

Stomy Bugsy – Mama Caillera : Directed By Jérémie Levypon (music video) (DOP)

The Manager – Natixis : Directed by Allesandro Spagnoli (mini serie) (DOP)

Shadow of Memories : Directed by Marina Andreeva (fashion) (DOP)

Second skin : Directed by Ralitsa Marak (fashion) (DOP)


Lola : Directed by Clément Magnin (short movie) (DOP)

Adie : Directed by Igal Cohen (commercial) (DOP)


Bête à concours : Directed by Christophe Sailly (short movie) (DOP)

Repetto (fake commercial) (director & DOP)


Cinematography of time : Directed by Deyan Parouchev & Nikola Mihov (video art, Video Art foundation Award, Germany)

Exhibitions :


Out of Stage Project – « Gifted » gallery , Sofia, Bulgaria

« Works of art from Bulgaria », Exhibition for the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union, Brussel, Belgium


Out of Stage Project – « +Tova » gallery , Sofia, Bulgaria

Out of Stage Project – Vif Festival, Vincennes


Imaginary Zones – Splendens Gallery, Paris


Out of Stage Project – Café Craft, Paris


New acquisitions of the Bulgarian National Gallery


Video Art Fondation – Movies and Stills, Rodemark, Germany
Broadcasted on video art channel « Souvenirs from Earth » and in Palais de Tokyo
« Le pouvoir d’achat », galerie Le Cube Blanc 75001 Paris


13th biennial for youth artists from Europe, Bali (Italia)
Moscow International biennial for young art, Museum for modern art, Moscow (Russia)
Best fashion photographers, PHOTO magazine exhibition, Transphotographiques de Lille


“Expo photo” Bulgarian Cultural Center – Paris
“Canon-Image of the year 2006” – National Art Gallery–Sofia

Awards / Nomination :


1st winner of the international contest for advertising video for Downy/Lenor organised by Eyeka


“Coup de Coeur SFR jeunes talents”


Hasselblad Masters 2010, up and coming talent semi-finalist
Video Art foundation Award, Germany


Finalist of the young fashion photography contest PICTO


Finalist of the international contest PHOTO magazine


Pleiades Film Festival 2007 , Price of the Public, Sofia
Finalist of “Pixel Creation” contest – Paris
Diploma and Special Prize of Profiled NIKON – International Biennial
PHODAR – Pleven – Bulgaria
1st Prize – category “short film” – national campaign “Bulgaria Part of the
European Puzzle “ – Sofia – Bulgaria
Sony Award – Photo Salon Nessebar 2007 – Bulgaria
Finalist of the international photo contest ,,PHOTO’’ magazine – Paris


Honourable mention at the International Photography Awards (NY, US)

Publications (selective) :


‘AMICA’ july 2015 (4 pages)


‘AMICA’ august 2013 (6 pages)


‘Intro’ april 2010 (12 pages)
‘Beauty and coiffure’
‘JOY’ january and february 2010 issues
‘PHOTO’ january 2010 (full page / France)
‘Le Bonbon’ 7 covers, 2010 issues


Réponse Photo – portrait of Nikola Mihov
Covers of ‘Le Bonbon’ issues 10/09, 11/09, 12/09
‘ELLE’ november 2009 (Bulgaria)
‘Za Jenata Dnes’ bulgarian magazine / August 2009
‘JOY’ august 2009
‘Za Jenata Dnes’ bulgarian magazine / May and June 2009


‘Liberation’ french major newspaper (interview of DJ’s Julien and Gonzague)
‘What ?’ David Vendetta interview
‘White Night Magazine’ Julien & Gonzague interview
‘India Power’ council of power utilities
‘PHOTO’ magazine, fashion category – Paris


‘Za Horata’ portrait of Nikola Mihov
‘1 Magazine’ (‘Spisanie 1’) Lifestyle bulgarian magazine
‘PHOTO’ magazine
‘Slivenski Novini’ news paper, 2 pages interview, 15 pictures

Selective Participations in Festivals :


Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

Sofia International Film Fest (Sofia IFF)


Guangzhou International Documentary Festival (GZDOC)

Tallinn Black Nights Festival (PÖFF)

Near Nazareth Film Festival (NNF)


Month of photography, Sofia, Bulgaria

VIF Festival, Vincennes, France


Festival du Film Emergeant de Cavaillon


Future Shorts screaning during Internation Sofia Film Fest
4th Edition of Bahrain’s festival ‘Lunar Fest’
Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach 2010, Florida (USA)


Zero budget festival, Wroclaw (Poland)
Pantheon International Xperimental (Greece) Film and Animation Festival 0.9 (Cyprus)
FEST International Film Festival 2009 (Portugal)
Synch Festival 2009 (Greece)
Future Shorts best of 2008 – Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv (Bulgaria)


Strange Screen Festival – museum of contemporary art Thessaloniki (Greece)
Filmini 2.0 – International Short Film Festival, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Paris Tout Court – 6th International Short Film festival, Paris (France)
Festival Miden – Contemporary video art screenings Kalamata, Greece
In the Place – 6th International Short Film festival, Baltchik (Bulgaria)
Future Shorts – international film label, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Himeiji short film festival (Japan)
Puzzle – contemporary art festival, Burgas (Bulgaria)


Image BG contest, broadcasting on Sofia Airport
Pleiades Film Festival 2007 – Paris. London, Milano, San Francisco, Tokyo, Yokohama, Sofia.
Video Instalation – Biennial PHODAR, Pleven (Bulgaria)
Short Film Review – Sfumato Theatre, Sofia (Bulgaria)

TV Broadcasting

BBC News Worldwide, Canal +, TF1, BFM TV, France Television, W9, TF1, Souvenirs from Earth (Europe), MTV (Italy), ABC News (USA), Once TV (mexico), BNT, MM TV, TV Europe (Bulgaria)