After graduated from Galatasaray High School, I completed my education at Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Photography Department. I had the opportunity work in many projects as production chief, producer, set designer, lighting consultant, studio director, project manager, fashion/advertising photographer and manage many campaigns in my professional career which I started just after my high school graduation.

I realized productions and photo shootings in many countries all around the world such as United States, Brazil, Morocco, Cuba and United Kingdom.

I founded one of the first rental studios of Turkey, FotoLojistik, which I found opportunity to provide production, lighting advising, equipment and studio rental services for famous photographers such as Nihat Odabaşı, Okan Bayülgen, Nejat Talas, Rainer Stratmann, Scott Council and brands and companies such as Vakko, Boyner, Rpresenter, Elidor and Magnum.

As a fashion and advertising photographer I provided services for brands such as EFOR, Muslima Wear, LC Waikiki, Sunset Swimwear, Balizza and for magazines such as InStyle, FHM, PhotoLine, NewTech.

I took on the responsability of management the photographic operation and the crew besides visual consultancy for the sites such as enmoda.com and butigo.com which carries on a business in e-commerce field from their foundation until selling/ending phases.

I shared my professional knowledge and experiences with amateur and professional photographers under the umbrella of Profesyoneller Akademisi.

My personal and artistic works is exhibited many times up country and abroad. I still continue my professional career in fashion, architectural, studio and outdoor, tabletop shootings fields. I also conduct simultaneously my medum and long term artistic studies for future exhibitions in topics that I determined.

Akif Çelikel
Akif Çelikel

Artist, Fashion and Advertising Photographer

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