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.

Thinking that I needed to refresh my training, I took Foundations of Photography and Advanced Photography courses between 2016-2018 from Gul Yildiz. 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.

After settling in Izmir, I received trainings from teachers at Artlens. (Nilay İşlek, Aliye Erkurtulgu, Didem Aktürk, Güler İnce): Philosophy of Photography and Production Forms, Experimental Photography, Photography and Surrealism, Contemporary Art Movements and Photography, Photography and Beyond the Visible, Body in Contemporary Art as a Tool of Resistance, A Colonialist Orientalist: Jean-Leon Gerome.

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