Akif Hakan – Melodrama of Mood

Posted: August 3, 2013 in Photography
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Akif Hakan Celebi is most certainly one of the world’s top Fashion & Beauty Photographers, here’s a selection of  photos from his project – melodrama of Mood –  and a small bio on his style and career so far as a photographer…

Akif Hakan is an American photographer of Turkish origin.  He travels around the world but mostly based in Hong Kong, Istanbul and London. He 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 atmospheric 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 strive 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.  In 2011 one of his photographs was chosen as the runner-up for “Image Of The Year” by American Photo magazine.

source: http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.za


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