My work is focused on Istanbul and its personal psychogeography. Adopting documentary as a secondary function, I tell stories using the scenes of my city. My distinct color palette is a derivation of the look of Italian giallos from the ‘70s, and I take cues from the cinematography of classic horror films in my visual language. All of my photographs take place during the daytime.
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Ci Demi is a photographer based in Istanbul. His work focuses on the personal psychogeography of the city.
Şehir Fikri (Notion of a City)
Şehir Fikri (Notion of a City) is a photobook set in an Istanbul where there are no people or languages. The book was published by Onagöre in December 2022.
- Foam Magazine
- British Journal of Photography
Turkey Book Talk
- Açık Radyo (Turkish)
- Something Is Missing (Spotify)
Unutursan Darılmam (No Offence If You Forget)
Unutursan Darılmam (No Offence If You Forget, 2018 - 2023) is a photobook project about clinging to Istanbul and rediscovering life after a three-year-long depression. Read more.
- As of July 2023, I completed the shooting phase of the story.
- Encontros da Imagem: Discovery Awards 2022, Winner
- Mamut Art Project (2022)
- Encontros da Imagem (2022)
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Will the World End in the Daytime
Will the World End in the Daytime (Kıyamet Gündüz Mü Gelecek, 2017 - 2019) is a fictional photo-story about the imminent devastating earthquake that scientists predict will happen in Istanbul.
- Les Rencontres d’Arles as part of A Pillar of Smoke (2018)
- Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival (2018)
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Winds Between Us (New Zealand, 2023)
Eminönü Blues (2020 - 2021)
Dark Blue Doors And Good Intentions (2020 - 2021)
How to Panic Gracefully (2020)
How Long Is Your Stay (2017)