Bio

I graduated from Kocaeli University, Marine and Port Management Department in 1998. In 2003, I attended the Photo and Video Shooting Techniques course at the Photo Film Center of the Naval Education and Training Command. Besides professional photography, I took photos for travel blogs for a while.

In 2014, my story started to take shape when my path crossed with Istanbul for business reasons. In 2015, with the advice of a colleague, I started using mirrorless cameras. These small machines were ideal for being invisible on the streets and contributed greatly to my production process.

I took photography courses between 2016-2018 from Gul Yildiz in Istanbul. I also received painting training from miniature artist Seval Minaz and graphic design courses from Tuncer Ozkan and Vahdettin Toker in this period. After settling in Izmir in 2018, I took philosophy of photography lessons in Artlens Studio. Following that, I took art history, art literacy, modern and contemporary art lessons in Tilki Art Studio.

On 27 October 2018, I set up Vagon People Art and Design Group with Yaprak Koksal, and we continue to produce projects here.

Exhibitions:

30 Sep-06 Oct 2019 – Photo Exhibition “Adagio”
(Ayios Haralambos Chuch, Cesme, Izmir)

18-31 Oct 2019 – Photo Exhibition “Adagio”
(Cetin Emec Art Gallery, Konak, Izmir)