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Yucel Basoglu (Turkey)

My name is Yucel Basoglu, I was born in 04.Nov.1967 in Switzerland.
Then we returned to our country with my family.
I live in istanbul. I have two sons. (But not married);)
I’m interested in photography since childhood time. We can say that 30 years. I took my first photo with an analog Minolta that my father gave me.
I used to look at the photos I took for long hours. I like the emotion of the moment when I take a photo, sometimes gloomy, sometimes cheerful…
I can never give up on this feeling.

Even though I was interested in photography since my childhood, I started to improve my techniques with nature photography at my 20s.
Back then long exposure and black and white photography was not very popular in my country.
For long time I couldn’t evaluate my photos, they were only published at some foreign magazines.
So I wasn’t able to do it professionally. I still continue shooting as a semiprofessional photographer.
I think black and white photography is the best technique that shows you the purity in human and in nature.
On a colour photo of a smiling person for example, you only see the smile. But on a black and white photo you see the reality behind that smile.
It’s the same with nature, you see the power of nature on a black and white photo.
I see a divine light in black and white photography.


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