“İ am how you see me“


This is a selection of portraits I’ve been working on since living in my old home city of Cape Town. Escaping from political turbulences in Turkey which led me to almost lose faith in humanity, photographing some strangers and some close friends helped me to find Zen in this familiar place. From intimate to reserved, the range of human feeling that can be communicated in a single frame inspires me and keeps me eager to connect with my subjects and the larger world around us. İ believe my job as a portrait photographer is to make the viewer curious, and to make emotional connections. As Ansel Adam said, “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment…”


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