Ufuk Çavuş 06.09. - 15.09. 2013
was in the unique peace of historical peninsula of Eminönü in Istanbul, where I
first opened my eyes to the world.
My mother remembers "the first sound you reacted to was the one of a steamboat
". This has always been proof to me of my great dependency and ties to Istanbul.
One of the main things I remember from my childhood is how I ran away from home
many times. They always found me on a hill, sitting on a stone looking at the
During my secondary school years I was forced to leave home because of my
studies and had to start struggling with life.
In high school and college, I specialized in the field of computing and worked
short-term in various companies.
During my university years a good friend of mine handedsome of his photographs
to me and said "Can you do some editing on the computer?" This introduced me to
photography. His photographs were about nature and animals.
The question I asked myself was, why don't I start taking photos of all the
things I see in all the places I go to.
At the end of my studies I worked in the area of computer graphics in various
companies, and made visual communication the basis of my career planning.
I worked in advertising agencies in graphic design departments, as a graphic
designer and art director.
In 2008, after nearly five years of sleepless nights dreaming of owning my own
advertising agency, I founded "Green Apple RTH", where I am still involved as a
board member and general manager.
My three favourite themes were now together; Computer technology, Graphic Design
Due to my profession I had to visit many places both in Turkey and abroad and it
gave me enormous pleasure to take photos of these regions and their people.
As part of my continuing memberships in İFSAK (Association of Photography and
Film of Istanbul) and similar organizations I have taken part in many
exhibitions in Istanbul.
In January 2013 I met and married the woman who changed my life. I said goodbye
to Istanbul,the city where I was born, grew up and even intended to stay until I
die and moved to the Gulf of Gökova.
These days the three things I love most are; my wife, my job and this place
…..this magnificent bay.
Note: I applied too late for an exhibition in 2013but due to a cancellation of
an exhibition I was able to stand in. Because of the short time between finding
out that I could exhibit my work and the date of the exhibition, the preparatory
process was limited.
Thank you for your understanding