Akif Hakan Celebi #Photography
Akif Hakan Celebi
Born in Istanbul, Turkey and currently based in HONG KONG , Akif Hakan has graduated from the University Of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree and also holds an associate degree from the Art Institute Of Ft. Lauderdale. He is an experimenter when it comes to new photographic techniques and styles. He manages to implement and blend current trends in visual arts with his own creativity which is influenced by many great movies especially from the Far East. In most of his works, the goal is to give the viewers a story and set an athmospheric mood within the images he creates. He brings ‘Expressionism’ into photography with the use of unusual color combinations. He approaches fashion photography with an edge , blending fine-art and photo-journalistic aspects with glamour , sensuality and beauty. His images are very cinematic and always striving to go beyond established styles and widen the boundaries of photographic expression. He aims to produce powerful images that leave an impact on the viewer. In 2006, he has been awarded by Max magazine in Germany as one of the best new generation photographers of the future, he was also a finalist in 2006 International Color Awards. Currently he is ranked amongst the TOP 100 ( 65th as of July 2011 ) fashion photographers in the world compiled by Power Grid at Styleite.com. He is currently represented by Galerie Jacob Paulett in Paris, France as an artist.