I started photography because it makes me happy. I love becoming inspired out of the blue and knowing I can capture a certain moment with my camera whenever I want. My work mainly focuses on the body, shadows and light. Themes like feminism, being fragile, free and human are often shown through my photos. I am motivated to do work that sends a message, though I do not do it on a very conscious level. My photos naturally send a message.
I was studying French Language and Literature at the University of Istanbul when I took up photography. At first it was simply expressing myself through photos because I felt like I could not be myself and show my ideas and emotions in the oppressed society I lived and grew up in. Having an online presence and seeing people enjoying what I did motivated me further to take it more seriously, so I started working as an assistant to fashion photographers.
After my graduation I moved to Berlin. I published my first photography book in 2014 and then a second one in 2015 and two years ago in 2017 my third one.Now I’ve published three photography books and use the internet to grow and find new clients and models.