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.
Thinking that I needed to refresh my training, I took Foundations of Photography and Advanced Photography courses between 2016-2018 from Gul Yildiz, who is one of the representatives of minimalism in Turkey. I also regularly attended her photo-expeditions. My path about determining the frame and training the eye was shaped during this period. I also received painting training from miniature artist Seval Minaz and graphic design courses from Tuncer Ozkan and Vahdettin Toker in this period.
Experimental Photography by Didem Aktürk, Philosophy of Photography and Production Forms by Aliye Erkutrulgu in Artlens İzmir are the following significant pieces of training that I attended.
On 27 October 2018, I set up Vagon People Art and Design Group with Yaprak Koksal, and we continue to produce projects here.