My photography experience has been extensively built on shooting portraits, events, promotional material in the form of lifestyle, interior/architecture, food and travel. I also provided video services on demand which allowed me to improve my skills and knowledge in this field as well. I enjoy very much producing videos that are closely tied to music, dance and travel.
I also produced an art project that took place in several locations in Turkey and Canada, called the "Baraka Project". This is a portable photo studio that aims solely to interact with strangers and portray them in an unpretentious way. Another project of mine is a music blog platform called "dearymusic" that aimed to promote local and authentic artists from Toronto via social media and blogging. I also setup three exhibitions in which, two of them consisted of my solo work in 2009 (Cesme, Turkey); and in 2015 (Izmir, Turkey). My third exhibition was as in group in 2013 (Poughkeepsie, New York). Moreover, I voluntarily produced visuals both in still and video form to help promote causes such as art, music, sustainable fashion, education, environment and culture for MUSIC CAN HEAL, COMPAGNIE KONTAMINE, GREEN MAJORITY RADIO, DEARYMUSIC, ETC...
Besides photography / video production and art projects, I exposed myself to food business, hospitality, customer service, public relations, carpentry, decoration and design. All these practices complement each other and I find myself integrating these practices into photography and into all of new potential projects. Having the knowledge, experience and being equipped for every aspects of what I love to do in life; make me feel more grounded and help me to have a greater vision for my career.
The part I love the most about my job is to connect with people and forget about being pretentious, catch genuine moments of them and having the best reason to see new places!
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A fun fact about this photographer
I went to Dawson College in Montreal to take the Professional Photography Program. I was resisting to switch to digital photography (hated it when it was becoming more popular) and I was submitting my assignments on film. So I sometimes failed to submit them on time and that had affected my grades which led me into failure. I had to repeat a whole year because of that :)