Mehmet Aytekin Captures Innocence and Natural Beauty in His Photographs

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Dec 1, 2012 • References: mehmetaytekin and whitezine
Mehmet Aytekin is a Turkish photographer with a unique skill for capturing models in understated settings, giving his photographs an air of candidness.

Mehmet Aytekin excels at using natural lighting and serene settings to create a hazy, dreamlike environment that is both alluring and intriguing. "In a photo, I give an importance to color, shade, light, model and space," he said. "That’s why I want to simply reflect all in a photograph together. I don’t see it as one subject. I love being minimal and simple."

Mehmet Aytekin's simplicity may but his trademark, but his images still manage to jump out at the viewer. My favorite image in Mehmet Aytekin's portfolio displays a defiant young woman, clad in sunglasses and a Union Jack crop top. The shot is emblematic of Mehmet Aytekin's entire portfolio: gripping, raw and unrefined.