Growing up in Istanbul, a city with layers of rich historical textures and architecture, beautiful sceneries of Bosphorus and a colorful palette of personalities, has inspired Pelin Guven to constantly seek for the soul of places she breathes in. She uses her surroundings as her artistic inspiration and always tries to maintain a fresh exuberance when she explores the places in which she lives. She loves to capture the humanity of everyday life. Her photos are honest, direct and have a genuine approach to people.
She has been living in various parts of Asia calling Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei home before moving to China. A Beijing resident since 2013, Pelin found the heart of the big capital in the hutongs.