About Akif Hakan Celebi
Born in Istanbul, Turkey and now a Miami, Florida resident Akif Hakan Celebi is an experimenter when it comes to new photographic techniques and styles. He manages to implement and blend current trends in visual arts with his own creativity which is influenced by many great movies especially from the Far East. In most of his works ,his goal is to give the viewers a story and set an athmospheric mood within the images he creates. He brings 'Expressionism' into photography with the use of unusual color combinations. He approaches fashion photography with an edge , blending fine-art and photo-journalistic aspects with glamour , sensuality and beauty. His images are very cinematic and always striving to go beyond established styles and widen the boundaries of photographic expression. He produces powerful images that leave an impact on the viewer.
Akif Hakan Celebi is published internationally in many magazines including Arena, Vision ( China ), Eve, Trendsetter, L'Espresso ( Italy ) , EXO2 ( Venezuela ) , Actitudes ( Spain ), C International Photo ( UK ) , Max ( Germany ), Max ( Ukraine ) among others. In 2006, he has been awarded by Max magazine one of the best new generation photographers of the future, he was also a finalist in 2006 International Color Awards.