The key to reading my photos is the contrast that light creates with the shadow, I could summarize my approach to photography with a quote from Goethe: “Where the light is brightest, the shadows are deepest”.
A Sunbeam can transform a day how can change a photograph.
Brooklyn. Manhattan had become me a pointless destination and I headed towards Brooklyn in the search of James Gray, Scorsese, and Spike Lee film characters.
St Kilda Beach, Melbourne Australia against a blue sky backdrop. People playing, moving and living.
This area was old tannery district in my city Bursa Turkey, and a home of people for many years together with tanneries.
This work is an ongoing project I started 3 years ago documenting life in a slum of Moti Bagh. New Delhi. India.
Battle of Algiers is referred to the battle symbol of 50-60s war, starting migratory flux from Algeria to France. An Algerian wedding of a very young couple in which guests and relatives show that there’s nothing warmer and joyful then the celebration of two families connecting each others in folklore, dancing and tradition.
I‘ve submitted a selection of photos that have common themes such as shadows, rain, and silhouettes in black and white.
People tend to be funny and provoke humorous moments without being aware of it, sometimes they provoke funny situations, other times ironic situations, this is a small sample of it.
Elias Gym. Elias, a 28-year-old fitness and martial arts guy from Adwa, Ethiopia, finally made his DIY gym out of a garage in 2013, after many years working as a driver and mechanic.
This ongoing photo series is called “Piece by piece” which I’ve been collecting them for about 3 years since I started shooting street photography. I looked for the connection between people and their surroundings in strangely satisfying ways. I still enjoy these photos whenever I look at them.
The photos are taken in Spain, both Torremolinos and Benidorm; two tourist towns.
It is more than photography, more than taking a picture. The world changes shape, the eye becomes the lens itself. coincidences come up, the weird sides of the daily life appear, colours connect to each other and in the end, you realize it is just illusion because it happens in the blink of an eye.
Coney Island. These pictures are part of a long term project on Coney Island, the most famous amusement area in Brooklyn, New York. Coney island fully represents the American democratic mentality, it welcomes people of every race, social class and gender.
Night on Earth is the title of the film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch: a collection of five vignettes, taking place during the same night, in different cities of the world. This photographic work is a tribute to this film.
The work here is part of my ongoing project called “twist” where walking the streets and observing the daily life, I look for and wait for the small detail or the right moment with a touch of surreal.
The camera is a machine of surrealism. For me, street photography became a way to escape and engage with the real world. Before photography thought the decisive moment was something that only existed in our own romanticised versions of fond memories.
Yellow in Street. The yellow is very attractive colour. In the colour perspective, it comes forward as the warmest colour. The aim of my project is to demonstrate the graphics in streets which are created by tones of yellow.
The image that most people have of places that are touristic destinations, like my city, is caricaturistic. But life goes on, with and without tourists. There are different people with different kind of stories to tell. And it is not always shiny. Sometimes it can even snow.
I recently published People of Earth a small book of unposed and unplanned images of terrestrial life taken in the past 4 years. My ideal is finding scenes that might stimulate different stories in the minds of my viewers. Here are 10 from the book.
Passengers – Strangers. “Do you understand sir, do you understand what it means when you have absolutely nowhere to go? For everyman must have somewhere to go.” F.M. Dostoyevski – Crime and Punishment.
Photos were taken at Williams, a small town of 2300 souls in Arizona for a two-day break. It was the famous July 4th, famous for the American Independence Day.