I am a designer and photographer living in Istanbul.
My works usually focus on built environment and nature and the tensions between them. I see photography as a creative medium for the visualisation of everyday data, rather than a form of artistic expression: Like a visual tool for basic story telling.
Emotional elements in a photograph or as I may call it: 'emotional depth', constitute a vertical experience that overemphasizes 'the perfect moment' trapped inside a frame and eventually harm the narrative itself.
I prefer to create or capture frames that trigger a cognitive process rather than ones that create emotional experiences. In this cognitive process, or 'horizontal experience': The observer drifts out of 'the frame' and 'the moment' that it represents into a bigger narrative. So that the frame stays a frame, just as the moment is only a moment: A fragment of a bigger narrative that is left to the observer's intellect. Thus allowing the observer to stretch out to an indefinite extent. Eventually leaving the conceptions of the beautiful, the pleasurable or 'aesthetically pleasing' behind... Leaving a feeling like something has just happened or is about to happen.