By the quality of his work and thinking around it – both deep and naive – Yusuf gives us a photographic treasure at the same time a great lesson in humility … A breath of fresh air in sclerotic small world of art today.
I started at the age of 20 years, during my university years. I was studying journalism and my first contact with photography was done during the course of the history of photojournalism. More than practice, so I was first attracted by the history of photography and its iconic figures, by the sense of their messages and the effort to understand the power of the image. I am now convinced that beyond the style of each photographer or an artist making use of photography should know the history of the latter, in order to understand their capabilities fair value of the medium.
Since 2008, his work is also often been published in edited books on photography (“Image Makers, Image Takers: The Essential Guide to Photography“, Thames & Hudson) and in various international magazines.He lives and works in Istanbul.