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.

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Favourites

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



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2023-08-29    Suzan

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.

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