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Best of Instagram: Sezgin Yilmaz (@sezyilmaz)

Interview by Matt Heidkamp - matt@citizenbrooklyn.com Photos Sezgin Yilmaz
Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Tell us a little bit about your history as a photographer? When did you start and why? How have you developed since the beginning? Do you have any background in traditional photography?
I graduated with a visual communication design degree but (was interested) in photography earlier. I was taking photos before, but my point of view has changed with Instagram.

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Give us some technical insight into your photography; what equipment do you use and which apps for shooting and post-production?
I try to take most of my photos with the iPhone 5 or my Nikon d300. I use my phone to edit with apps like Snapseed, Camera+ and Picturefx.

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

When and where do you do most of your shooting?
Most of my shots are from Turkey, especially in Istanbul. I try to take photos whenever I can.

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

If this set of photos were a story what would it be? How do the photos relate to each other in your mind? Is there a purposeful mood or theme that goes deeper than the face value image?
“Make people stand in my shoes and take a look at the world from my eyes.” This is what I do with my photos.
Each photo is influenced by feelings of course.  As a result of this my editing and shots have their own identity.

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Do you intend to expand on these current themes, or do you have other ideas in mind for the future?
I know that I am getting better right now and want to add different kinds of shots to my portfolio, like portraits and black and white photos.

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Have you ever been to Brooklyn? What are your thoughts on it?
I haven’t been to Brooklyn, but I’ve stayed in Chicago before. All my friends know I’m in love with New York. I admire Instagrammers from New York. I would love to shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge and also the Golden Gate Bridge (in San Francisco) in foggy weather.

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

Photo © Sezgin Yilmaz

3 Responses to “Best of Instagram: Sezgin Yilmaz (@sezyilmaz)”

  1. Lisa Rene' says:

    I just want to say that your pictures are just amazing! Their so Beautiful, & so rich in colors & textures & full of awesome imagination! As I look through them, each one takes me into another brilliant “universe” that captures me & makes me want to become part of the picture! Your work is just incredibly unique & a absolute joy for the eye to feast on! Thank you so much for sharing your art with people like me, who really appreciate it!

  2. Filipika says:

    Beautiful! Keep working! Kolay gelsin!

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