Born in Istanbul, Turkey, I moved to New York in 1980. I earned my BA from New York University and worked as a financial analyst in banking. I have studied photography at the International Center of Photography in NY with photographers Natan Dvir, Anja Hitzenberger, Dina Litovsky and Barbara Mensch. Currently I study with Christopher Giglio. I am a street photographer and documentarian, and my photographs are objective and realistic.