Özlem Dikel / Turkey



Özlem Dikel

A person who lives with photography since her childhood almost for twenty five years. Right after her interest to portrait, fashion and advertising fields of photography for fifteen years, she has directed her vision to travel photography for last seven years - due to her passion into nature and ethnic diversity.

Reflecting countless cities and geographies with extreme distances onto her objective, Özlem Dikel carries a past of adventures and successes.

Working as Senior Art Director at world’s leader advertising companies i.e TBWA, Drive Dentsu for long years,  Dikel put a halt to her career with photography journeys to different parts of the world. The moment she was proposed with the creative director position at Facebook, Inc’s London office, she had already established her personal photography brand.

The ability of communication and dedication she gives to the people and her work along with the drive to enrich her knowledge with personal sacrifices, moved her forward in the shortest time.

As said, photography had become her biggest passion since her childhood. When this unites with her passion for art,  she became a photography artist whose work followed by many internationally.  Not only that the photography attracts her, but the digital design is also amongst her favourite tools of expression.

The international exhibitions she joined and the awards she won garnered positive feedback from the press. She joined ‘Body Collection’ digital screening at Museu Du Louvre in 2015. Both online and printed media published her works such as Fotoritm website and Sırtçantam monthly magazine.

She conducted projects with artists and sociologists from Spain and Greece. She was granted the award of graphic arts by Accademia Internazionale di Arte Moderna di Roma in Italy.

Özlem Dikel

Nowadays, she offers educational services with programs of Basic and Advanced Photography, Fashion, Birth, Product and Travel Photography for beginners, for those who wants to improve themselves or for those who prefers vocational education. Whilst empowering photographers in the market through the course of Basic and Advanced Photoshop, she organizes educational photography travels both local and international. With Corporate Training programs she aims to motivate employees with dynamic education technics and photography travels.

In her photography company, many production services are offered also to numerous brands by means of advertising & fashion, product & catalogue photography with a team of 15 years experience behind.

Dikel now continues to her artistic practices through digital design and photography in Istanbul, writes colums on photography in both Photoline and Kitaptan Sanattan.com.




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