ISTANBUL ISSUE 691 Apr 2018
Erbil Balta Istanbul photographers
Erbil Balta started building-up his career as a photographer when he entered Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts (Photography Department) in 1996. Erbil says: “If I were not a photographer, I would become a psychotherapist. What I really care about is the expression on people's faces that reveals true emotions. I believe that's what makes me a social animal.”
Focusing on lifestyle and portrait photography, Erbil has become a leading worldwide commercial photographer. He has worked with many brands and magazines including The Times, Vogue, Elle, Travel&Leisure, Condé Nast, Monocle and Centurion.
He has also received a number of awards for his commercial photography work, including: 'Gate Tattoo' - NYF AD Awards 2006 (Bronze Medal) and Epica Awards 2006 (Finalist); TanguoSimo Dance Studio - Kirmizi AD Awards 2007 (First Prize); Hand-an Jewellery Store - Kristal Elma AD Awards 2008 (Certificate of Success) and Kirmizi AD Awards 2008 (Certificate of Success); and The Association of Children of Hope Foundation - Kirmizi AD Awards 2008 (First Prize).
Erbil has participated in many mixed exhibitions and is currently working on a personal exhibition including portraits.
He is currently represented by PPR Istanbul.
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