Photo Editor, 1997-1999
GEZI/National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Edited images on a monthly basis for the magazine, determined the imagery content of the assignments, participated in the decision making process of the page layout and the format of the magazine, liaised with free lance photographers, actively searched for potential sponsors interested in supporting a wide range of photo assignments, and decided the amount of royalty fees for photographers.
Photo Editor, 1995-1997
Marie Claire magazine (Turkish edition).
Shot wildlife and travel photos for the “A Different World” pages of the magazine which emphasized foreign travel and adventure, and took part in the editing of transparencies.
Staff Photographer, 1993-1995
Atlas magazine (a prominent Turkish travel and geography magazine).
Shot travel photos both in Turkey and in foreign countries.
Free-lance Photographer, 1985-1992
Cumhuriyet daily newspaper.
Worked as a free-lance photo journalist, and provided travel images for the Cumhuriyet Dergi--a weekly magazine of the same newspaper.
Travelled to at least 40 different countries. Shot wildlife photographs in India, South Africa, Canada, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Specialized in photographing big cats such as the Bengal tiger, cheetah, lion, and leopard. Possesses an extensive file of transparencies on rhinoceros, elephants, polar bears, a variety of antilopes, monkeys, wild African dogs, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus, seals, hyaenas, jackals, and the like.
Got published in leading Turkish magazines and newspapers such as the Hillsider magazine, Elle magazine, Amica magazine, Formsante magazine, Marie Claire magazine, Marie Claire Maison magazine, Travel magazine, Aktüel weekly, Tempo weekly, Gazete Pazar weekly, Microsoft bimonthly, GEZI/National Geographic Traveler monthly, Atlas monthly, Radikal daily, Sabah daily, Takvim daily, Cumhuriyet daily and Hürriyet daily.
Photographs made the cover numerous times in the GEZİ/National Geographic Traveler and Atlas magazine. Appeared on several leading national television channels in Turkey such as the Kanal D, ATV, TGRT, TRT1, TRT2, Number 1 TV, and Prima TV. Most significant appearance took place in April 1999 on the prime time news program, Arena, of the Kanal D channel where the photographer was introduced to the Turkish audience as a leading wildlife photographer. The program also featured the photographer’s shooting methods and techniques on location in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in the Republic of South Africa.