My interest for photography has started long time ago - since my childhood. Back then we used to sit together with my father in a dark room with red lighting patiently waiting how black and white silhouettes slowly appeared on a paper - this moment always seemed to me something magical, full of wonder.
As it often happens, despite our desires and interests, life has its own plans and decisions on our account. My studies for degree and then work in tourism have separated and then reunited me with my hobby. It all began in Maldives, where I used to work as a representative for one of the tour operator companies. The surrounding landscapes seemed something incredible, surrealistic and I just couldn’t fight temptation to constantly take pictures. At that time I have purchased my first “real” camera - Sony H5 and since then I already couldn’t stop - was shooting everything and everywhere.
After Maldives I moved to Turkey, where I live until now. I have realized that photography has become for me much more than just a hobby. Eventually, from occasional photo sessions for friends and family it has become my profession and a full time job. Furthermore, I understood that photography is an art, requiring lots of knowledge, skills and experience. I started to take lessons, participate in workshops, read a lot of professional literature. Until now I constantly study, each day learning something new and improving what I already know.
I am fascinated by the whole process and especially by the fact, that an ordinary (at first glance) plot can be turned into something special: you can catch a momentary mood or reveal the character of a person. Also I love being with people, communicate with them. In most cases photo shooting is a special occasion: when beautifully dressed people walk with me around old city or on the sea shore, I feel like on a holiday. I am very pleased by the fact, that people will put pictures made by me in their family albums - there is something “real”, long-lived in it. Photography is already a part of me - when I don’t do it, I feel uneasy. Then I just take my camera and go for a walk, luckily in Antalya by the sea and mountains you always have beautiful scenes around.
However, most of all I love to shoot people - in ordinary or unusual surroundings, indoors, outdoors, children and adults. I like when people are familiar with my works and completely trust me, or when they have their own ideas and they are ready to share them and we are trying to fulfil them together. During the process of retouching I fall in love with my models. Sometimes it brings me to tears to look at the smile of a child, lifted in the air by his parents. I imagine him grown-up, taking this picture and looking at it - for sure it will warm up his heart. There are lots of other plots too: a girl and the sea, a bride, a groom, travellers ... So many people ... so many characters!