I got interested in photography during my studies in the United States (2000). It is during those times that I have read and studied a lot on Photojournalism and tried to learn the basic principles and the ethics of the craft. Later on, I moved to Sudan, where I lived and worked for two years (2002-2004). I was in the steel industry business but I was more interested in taking photographs of the local people whom I have become friends with. My passion for photography truly started there, and upon my return to Turkey in 2005, I became a professional photographer.
It was a long process and quite hard work for a self thought photographer like me, however learning and improving one’s self never ends, so I started to make my own social documentary projects which I have always been fond of.