I received my professional degree from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture. After taking my Master’s degree from MIT School of Architecture, History Theory and Criticism department in 1998, I have founded Arkitera Architecture Center in Turkey, together with two of my colleagues. I was the director of international relations of the centre until 2011.
I am workings as a professional architectural photographer and as a communications consultant in my own company, MASA Studio based in London and in Istanbul. I am also the co-founder of the Yercekim Architectural Photography.
I worked as a visiting lecturer in several universities in Istanbul until 2017. I frequently write criticisms on contemporary architecture and urbanism issues in various national and international publications. I also take role either as a jury member or a nominator for national and international architectural awards including Architizer+ Awards, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Awards for Architecture, European Public Spaces Prize and The Pritzker Prize.
Having a professional degree in architecture and an experience of teaching and critical writing, allow me to communicate better with my clients while photographing their realized works.
Successful architecture is to create places out of spaces. I like to reflect the atmospheres created with the technical, intellectual and emotional depth of architects. The depiction of a space into a 2d surface relates to many aspects; masses and voids, lines and shapes, textures and colours, light and shadow and certainly the effect of time as a fourth dimension that transforms a space into a place. Thus I prefer to capture the way people interact with the places and traces of time while perfectly framing the three-dimensional aspects of the space.
Architecture always exists in a context. The way a building vibrates and interact with the surrounding urban or natural context is also a matter I'm intrigued to capture.
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Have an upcoming project or a space to be photographed? I'd love to collaborate with you! I'm based in London and in Istanbul and love to travel.
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