The path that led Saima Altunkaya to photography was anything but direct. In fact, she devoted seven years to a commercial career before immersing herself totally in the work she loves.
Captivated by painting, she went on to explore photography.
Since that time, she is never without a camera in hand. She started working as an assistant photographer in Hamburg, which allowed her to travel round the world, and then in 2002, she decided to move to Paris to explore the fascinating realm of fashion photography. She consequently set up shop there as a freelance photographer in the beauty and fashion sectors.
Then, true to her love for painting, she decided on a change of course.
The outcome brings images that resemble the more plastic art, but are nevertheless photography in nature.
Curious and playful, she incessantly expands the frontiers of her creative world through the use of varying colours and light effects that attract the viewer, who is then free to interpret them as he or she sees fit. She lives and works in Paris.