Becoming photographer is not only owning cameras, lenses and all those expensive stuff. It's all about thinking, living like a photographer. Making a photograph is a complicated process. It travels all books you read, all movies you watch, all music you listen, all people you meet until it comes to your vision!

“Taking a photograph requires responsibility, honesty, empathy and respect. Because photographer is a bridge between the subject and the audience. Even though photograph is considered to be objective, each photograph is as objective as its photographer. In another saying, each photograph is a reflection of its photographer, so it is subjective. Therefore, photographer must know her/himself first. She/he must respect all beings and cultures, look in different perspectives, be unbiased, unprejudiced and leave her/his identity aside. She/he must even give up when necessary. Because respect comes first. Greatmaster Henri Cartier Bresson’s quote is my guide on this matter: "-Photography is nothing, it's life that interests me.-"

 

 

dedicated

to all people who respect others

 

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