Photography is an art form that opens up gateways to fantastic new worlds.
I believe in the printed photograph. Photographs displayed in our homes and workspaces enrich the space, tell their story and bring joy to everyone who sees them.
Plus, photography is the affordable art form.
I totally understand when people are hesitant when deciding which art to buy to live with. I myself would ask questions like, is the artist known, is it a good value, is it a good investment, will it keep its value, is the print high quality and archival, what will my friends think about it, and so on... It's not easy. The art buying process entails trust. Trust in oneself and trust in the artist.
Collectors around the world have purchased and enjoyed my art through direct requests and my solo gallery exhibitions for many years. Now I present my art online direct to collectors in this easy to use website. Hopefully it will bring joy to your life!
Coming from a family of artists, I am a fine art photographer based in Istanbul.
My love of the visual arts and photography began at my early age. After my education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University, my lifelong passion for photography took over and changed the way I see the world and the way I live my life. It was before the turn of the millennium when I dived head-on to being a full time photographer. I have traveled the world to exotic locations shooting stock photography, shot assignments for multinational clients and giants like Getty, and always kept creating personal fine art photographs that touched my heart along the way.
Besides taking photographs, I enjoy teaching photography and lead workshops. I have served numerous times as a jury member in photography contests.
My fine art photography was featured in my personal exhibitions:
2018 “Untamed”, FMV Gallery Isik, Istanbul
2016 “Aerial Adana”, International Orange Blossom Carnival, Adana
2012 “Third Eye”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul
2008 “High Angle”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul
2006 “Recto-Verso”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul
2005 “A Celebration of Istanbul”, St. Regis Hotel and the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, New York
2005 “Mound-Silent Villages”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul
2002 “DreamWorld”, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul
And in group exhibitions:
2019 "Choose Only One Master-Nature" Evliyagil Dolapdere, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 “Nature of Photography” [email protected], Istanbul, Turkey
2018 “Printed‘18” Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2017 “Balkan Resonance Project”, Resonance Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 “Critical Thinking”, PG Art Gallery-Hisar Schools, Istanbul, Turkey
2017 “Find Me”, Akbank Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 “Marmara 15. International Underwater Visualization Festival”, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 “Gökçeada Underwater Exhibition”, Gökçeada, Turkey
2012 “Deep Sea Illuminators”, Rezan Has Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 “No Distance II”, Niche Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2019 31st Şinasi Barutçu Cup. Second Round Winner
2019 Graphis Competitions, Design Annual. Silver Award
2019 13th International Color Awards. Aerial Nominee
2019 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. Honorable Mention
2018 30th Şinasi Barutçu Cup. First Round Winner
2018 FMV Işık Okulları-Those Who Shed Light on Sports, Art and Design Award for Photography
2018 Production Paradise Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence. Corporate & Industrial Shortlist
2018 12th International Color Awards. Aerial Nominee
2016 10th International Color Awards. Aerial Honorable Mention
2016 World Architecture Festival. Finalist
2011 Photography Masters Cup. Aerial Nominee
2010 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. Honorable Mention
2009 Canon CPN Editor's Choice
2003 Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Fujifilm, “Treasures of Istanbul”. Izzet Keribar Award
2002 17th International Festival of Diving Films, High Tatras, Slovakia. Colour Photography 2nd Place
You can find me creating art in my studio or on location, up in the air flying in my paramotor or scuba diving underwater.
I also have a web site featuring my commercial photography: www.alikabas.com
Photography is the art of selection!
My fine art photography is diverse, capturing the aura of the natural world, people, and its possessions; telling stories in a graphic yet natural quality; and presented in contemporary methods.
My latest fine art work is focused on aerial images which I have captured and created whilst flying in my paramotor. Flying gives me such ultimate unique views thus allowing me to practice “the art of selection” from our world in a way one wouldn’t experience otherwise.
I aim to show the intricacies that nature and the human element hold through my photography.
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