HI! SO TELL US A QUICK SNIPPET ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.
I’m Burak and I'm from Istanbul, Turkey. I’m an adman who also has an unstoppable urge to tell stories using photography.
as an artist, what inspires you to create?
Photography gives me the chance to tell a story and eliminate the barriers of language, geography, cultural background or time. What I create becomes transcendent and speaks to all. This feeling of liberation inspires me to do more.
what does this photo series mean to you?
This photo series has all kinds of emotions in it. There is love and also grief. On the visual layer you can see beautiful scenes with the flowers and all, however, in the deeper layers there is something that breaks your heart.
how does queerness or your identity play into what you create?
As everyone else, I have layers and it took me a while to embrace each and every layer. Now this makes me put those layers to my photography as well. What you see at the first glance is never the real story I want to tell.
LASTLY, can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I’m a huge Sasha Velour fan.
where you can find THE ARTIST:
STORY: Ismet Köroglu
MODELS: Ismet Köroglu & Recep Özdas