"LOVE" - Photometria Awards 2017

Subject: LOVE
1-30.4.2017

Competition "LOVE" 2017

PHOTOGRAPHERS/ Akif Hakan Celebi

Technohoros Art Gallery, Mitropoleos 25 Ioannina, 1-12 of June 2016

Akif Hakan Celebi (Turkey - Usa)

From fashion shots to artistic nudes, from sensual portraits to stylized productions, Akif Hakan Celebi frees himself of the traditional rules of photography in order to combine techniques and styles as he sees fit. Through fantastical stagings, he strives to tell a story to spectators, as though they were looking at the freeze frame of a film mid- screening. His horizontal compositions adopt the format of the movie screen when his models pose with the virtuosity of actors in front of the lens. An American of Turkish origins, navigating constantly between Japanese hotel rooms, overpopulated Chinese cities, and arid landscapes, it is Akif Hakan Celebi's desire to travel that allows him to see the world as a stage by seeking inspiration from the different cultures that he encounters on his way. His images are described as "expressionistic" and are full of unusual color combinations, lively details, and extreme contrasts.

In 2006, he is chosen as one of the top ten best new generation photographers in Germany, he was also a finalist in 2006 International Color Awards. In 2011 one of his photographs has been chosen as the runner-up for "Image Of The Year" by American Photo magazine.

Solo exhibitions:

Istanbul (2009)
Paris (2010)
Hong Kong (2013)
Sicily, Italy (2014)

Coming up:

Photometria - International Photography Festival, Greece (June 2016)

Clients and Publications :

Harper's Bazaar ( Turkey ) , Vision Magazine ( China ) , 1626 Magazine ( China ) , Hong Kong Tatler , Numero ( China ) , Vice Magazine ( US Edition ), Tory Burch , Shanghai Tang , Asia's Next Top Model , Dash Magazine ( UK ) , Revolution Magazine ( Hong Kong ) , City Magazine ( Hong Kong ) , The Opera Magazine , Men's Uno Magazine ( Hong Kong ), Fluffer Magazine, Slanted Magazine, Bite Me Magazine , H Magazine SCMP (Hong Kong ) , HKTDC Magazine ( Hong Kong ) , Miramall / Redworks ( Hong Kong ) , Malardalen University / Karnhuset ( Sweden ) , GQ ( Turkey) , La Repubblica ( Italy ) , Trendsetter (Turkey ) , Jimon Magazine , Schon Magazine ( UK ) , Arena Magazine ( Turkey ), Eve Magazine ( Turkey ) , Elele Magazine ( Turkey ) , Pinar Eris ( Fashion Designer ), Quintessentially Asia Magazine, Simon & Schuster / Free Press, Max Magazine ( Ukraine ), Antipasto Magazine , Style-tips.com, Stern.de ( Germany ), Soul Magazine ( Greece ), C International Photo Magazine ( UK ), Wiener Magazine ( Austria ), Fotografos Magazine ( Greece ) , Fotograf Magazine ( Turkey ), Idea Photos Magazine ( China ), Photo World Magazine ( Turkey ), Photographer's Companion Magazine ( China ), Digital Camera Polska Magazine ( Poland ), L.A Weekly, ( USA ), FashionTV Magazine, GM Canada, L'Oreal France , Ulker/Representer (Turkey), Hong Kong Jockey Club, Facesss, whoareinvited.com ( Hong Kong ), chit-chak.com ( Hong Kong).

http://www.hakanphotography.com