Mehmet Sina Demiral was born in DiyarbakÄ±r in 1982. After finishing elementary, intermediate and high school he left DiyarbakÄ±r to attend Istanbul Technical University Department of Management Engineering. After finishing his education in 2004 he took up photography, celebrating his love of Istanbul in his photographs. He is currently working in KPMG Turkey as a financial auditor, and doing his own photography projects.
He has attended Mixed Exhibitions: "Thinking of Istanbul," organized by Fotofanclub Mixed Exhibition, and ITU Deviants Mixed Exhibitions. His photographs have been published in "Foreign Policy," "PopÃ¼ler Tarih", "Chica," "Go-Girl," "Ekonometri" magazines, and in Istanbul catalogues.
M. Sina Demiral's thoughts on photography and his works are grounded in the belief that, while anyone can take a photograph, only a few photographs are art-worthy.
He believes that the compositional components which will bear meaning within the photograph can be created by the careful lighting for the vision of the piece.
While working on portraits, the person is the basic component. He wants to celebrate the person, never exploiting them for the image -- except in spontaneous works and with the person's permission even before the shot is taken.
Although he believes that a photograph can be taken everywhere, he does not believe every photograph from every place can be successful. In photography, he believes in the naturalness of the moment. In fictitious scenes he believes that the subject of the fictions should be either absurd or natural. He is not against the use of digital processing of photography; so long as it is used judiciously and with an eye for the value inherit in the art.