I saved up for my first camera at 16, and haven’t put one down since. At 19 I then went on to study graphic design in Istanbul. Even during my military service I was positioned as a photographer, capturing intense moment. It was an intense grounding exercise in honing both my observational skills and finding unique beauty in truth.
I’m often touched by the people that I meet, traveling to Philippines I was astounded by the stark contrast of wealth and poverty. Interwoven amidst glittering high rises and ebullient shopping malls, are many people starving on the streets, scratching a living any way that they can. Being able to capture the plight of disadvantaged young children via photography is my way of raising awareness on a subject that I am passionate about.