About Me:
Ersan Ceviz is a street photographer and visual storyteller based in Milan, Italy. His work is a poetic exploration of urban life, blending the romanticism of Italian streets with a keen eye for the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and human emotion.
Born in Istanbul, a city where East meets West, Ersan's early life was shaped by a rich tapestry of cultural influences. His photography journey began as a means of documenting the vibrant life around him, but it quickly evolved into a profound artistic expression.
In 2018, Ersan embarked on a transformative journey through Central and South America, leaving behind the structured world of corporate life. This odyssey not only honed his photographic skills but also deepened his understanding of human nature and the essence of simplicity. It was during this journey, particularly in Mexico, that he discovered his unique color painting technique, which has become a signature element of his work.
Now calling Milan home, Ersan finds endless inspiration in the city's elegant streets and the subtle drama of everyday Italian life. His approach to street photography is characterized by a minimalist aesthetic, often focusing on the interplay between light and shadow. Through his lens, ordinary moments are transformed into extraordinary visual narratives.
Ersan's portfolio spans various styles, from evocative street scenes to fine art compositions, always with an emphasis on storytelling through visual means. His work invites viewers to pause and reflect, offering a moment of contemplation in our fast-paced world.
"There is a limitless combination of happenings around us," Ersan says. "I intend every day to photograph those moments, creating awareness and encouraging reflection through visual storytelling."
Beyond his work, Ersan is dedicated to sharing his passion and knowledge. He conducts private street photography walking tours in Milan, guiding others through the art of seeing and capturing the city's hidden stories. His recently launched Photography Mentorship Program further extends his commitment to nurturing new talent and perspectives in the field.
Ersan's blog, featured on his website, delves into the historical and artistic aspects of street photography around the world, offering insights into the genre's rich tradition and contemporary relevance.
Through his photography, Ersan Ceviz continues to explore the delicate balance between observer and participant, always seeking to capture the poetry of everyday life in its most authentic form.
Artist Statement
In the intricate dance of urban life, I seek the subtle rhythms of human connection and moments of quiet poetry. My work is an ongoing exploration of the delicate interplay between light and shadow, both literal and metaphorical, in the streets of the world's cities.
Shaped by the cultural confluence of Istanbul and refined in the elegant lanes of Milan, my photographic vision is a fusion of East and West, of ancient traditions and contemporary rhythms. I approach street photography as a form of visual anthropology, each image a careful study of human nature and the spaces we inhabit.
Central to my practice is the belief that extraordinary beauty resides in ordinary moments. Through my lens, I strive to elevate the every day, transforming fleeting instances into timeless narratives. My unique color painting technique, developed during travels through Central and South America, adds a layer of emotive depth to my images, blurring the lines between photography and painterly expression.
Minimalism is the cornerstone of my compositional approach. By stripping away the extraneous, I aim to distill scenes to their essential elements, creating images that resonate with a quiet power. This simplicity is not an end in itself, but a means to highlight the complex interplay of light, form, and human presence in urban environments.
My work is an invitation to pause, to find stillness in motion, and to recognize the profound in the prosaic. Each photograph is a meditation on the human condition, exploring themes of solitude, connection, and the silent dialogues that unfold in public spaces.
As I continue to evolve as an artist, I remain committed to pushing the boundaries of street photography. Through my images, I seek not just to document, but to interpret and reimagine the urban experience, offering viewers a window into the poetic potential of city life.
In an era of increasing digital noise and fleeting attention, my art stands as a testament to the enduring power of the considered image - a call to slow down, observe, and find beauty in the world around us.
Thank you!
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