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LomoAmigo: Photographer Deniz Koşan

Deniz Koşan is a young, dynamic, not to mention handsome photographer who makes a difference with the moments he successfully captures. Before looking at his 'Occupy Gezi'-themed photos, lets have a little conversation with him.

Tell us about yourself.
I’m a non-Muslim photographer who always wears sport shoes. :) My twitter followers may remember this definition from my bio. I’m a person who doesn’t take life too seriously. I’m 26 and I’m trying to make a difference every single day of my life, and somehow I have achieved this. Ask people who know me, most of the time they can’t tell where I am. :)

Have you ever used ananalogue camera?
If Polaroid counts then yes. My first camera was Polaroid.

Do you use other analogue stuff, like notebooks and records, perhaps?
I have my Moleskine notbook always with me. I believe some stuff should be analogue and have to be stay like that.

You took pictures with ColorSplash and Fisheye. Which do you prefer?
As a digital photographer, at first of course Fisheye, but then the changing colored flash became my favorite.

Define Fisheye in two words?
Fish Eye? :)

Which picture of yours did you like most?
You know I took all my photos during the demonstrations. As an active demonstrator,the one with the ‘RESIGNATION TAYYIP’ painting on a watermelon was my favorite!

Do you have upcoming projects?
Now I have plans to travel to the USA. I will stay there for a while. Last year when I was there I was preparing for an exhibition; I plan to continue to do that. After everything, I’ll make a road trip from NY to LA!

At this moment what would you like to do and where would you want to be?
Now I’m in Alaçatı. I would love to be in İstanbul and join the demonstrations with my friends.

Is there a pop culture figure that you’d like to take pictures of?
Quentin Tarantino.

You took the picture of the demonstrations in Gezi Park. What would you say about the demonstrations?
Until the demonstrations started, I was apolitical like most other youth. I planned to escape from the country whenever bad situations arose. But with the demonstration I changed my mind. From now on we know that politicians will not always be able to do what they want. In my opinion this is the most important thing.

Learn more about Deniz and his work on his website.

written by mervedeprem and translated by mervedeprem

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