I was born in 1985 in Istanbul. I’m originally from Rize. I graduated from the Department of International Relations of Anadolu University. I worked as a photojournalist in Star Newspaper and Gercek Hayat Magazine and as a freelance photographer in photo agencies. I am currently working as a photographer at Istanbul Fire Department.
My curiosity about photography started by listening to the stories of the construction workers of whom my father took pictures while working in Libya. Then in 2004, I started to photograph by taking photos of the tombs of Istanbul. I spent a long time just taking photographs of documents.
After I got acquainted with Henri Cartier Bresson and Ara Güler, I tend towards street photography. Then my understanding of composition changed with Alex Webb and Gilles Peress.
In my photographs, I try to show the loneliness of the modern man, the synthesis of the old and the new, and the aesthetic face of the street.
I plan to do projects of street photography related to Istanbul in the time to come.