As Sakarya (in Türkiye), known for its nature and natural beauties, is filled with construction sites, it is seen that the areas considered as green have decreased. In this direction, great dangers await the people of the region for the future. In the applied photography project, the emphasis is not on an analysis or analysis of the past, but on a foresight for the future by photographing the present.

The word amorphous means shapeless or detached from its own structure. It was aimed to draw attention by realistically reproducing the problems by applying digital manipulation technique to the photographs taken. Photographs were taken in line with the issues observed as a problem in the city of Sakarya. After a 6-month observation period, wide-angle and Flycam (Drone) were generally preferred for the shots that lasted for about 2 months. Exaggeration by duplicating it over a single frame in the digital environment was preferred to strengthen the narrative and the message.

The photography project called Amorf, on the other hand, is initially limited to the problems identified in Sakarya, Türkiye. Basic problems such as construction areas, rental lands, unplanned urbanization, garbage, life and death patterns, consumption problem, radiation problem, destruction of natural habitats were the subjects of study.

  • Mahmut Rıfkı ÜNAL
  • Date Taken:
    March 30, 2023
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  • Lens:
    11-16MM / 55-250MM
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sakarya Üniversitesi
Artist Biography

He was born on February 13, 1993 in Van. He started his university education at Sakarya University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design Department in 2011 and graduated in 2015. In 2014, he opened his first personal photography exhibition with the support of Undergraduate Students Scientific Research Projects (LIBAP). Between 2012-2018, she worked at Kanal 7, Tarz Medya, and Zımba Advertising Agency. At the same time, he made the Documentary Film "3 Stations 1 Life" with the support of Scientific Research Projects (BAP) in 2017. With this documentary, it won eight national and international screenings and two awards. In 2018, he started his graduate education in the department where he graduated from. She has been working as a Research Assistant at Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Communication, Visual Communication Design Department since 2019. During this period, he presented papers in two symposiums in Turkey and abroad, and took part in six art exhibitions with his works.

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