Call me Ci. I was born in Beyoğlu, Istanbul on July 6th, 1986. I studied Italian Language and Literature at Istanbul University. Following that, I worked for advertising agencies as a copywriter and creative director for many years. I was 28 when I discovered visual storytelling. I did music photography and photojournalism for a while, then I decided to devote my time solely to my own stories.

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 in the daytime.

More about my work

  1. More information
  2. Exhibitions
  3. Texts
  4. Assignments
  5. Prints



Favourites

Suspiria (1977)
Cat’s Cradle (1963)
 The Smiths (1984)
Timeline of the far future



Blog posts

2023-08-29    Suzan

Prints


Selected pictures from the series Signs That Everything Is Going Wrong (Her Şeyin Kötü Gittiğine Dair Emareler, 2016 - 2022). Exhibited at Pera Museum in the group exhibition Istanbuls Today (Zamane İstanbulları, 2022 - 2023).
  • Editions: 1/1 + 1 AP
  • Material: Archival pigment print
  • Wooden white frames, no glass.
  • Certificate of authenticity included.
  • To purchase, please email: ci@cidemi.art
  • The prints can be delivered only in Istanbul.



Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400



Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 76x92cm
Price: $500



Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 76x92cm
Price: $500


Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400



Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400


Dimensions: 52x62cm
Price: $400