Eylul Aslan Lenses a Mysterious Perspective of Reality

 - Mar 29, 2012
References: flickr & holyghostzine
Eylul Aslan is a young amateur photographer from Istanbul, Turkey. Her works are heavily focused on form, drawing on the mystification of reality. She also heavily plays on nostalgia, using warm tones and soft focus techniques to allure the viewer. Each work, though relatable, is slightly abstract. The audience is immediately engaged in identifying the scene, and then forming a personal narrative.

Though minimalist, the photographs carry a heavy emotional weight. The central motif appears to be isolation, putting emphasis on the solitude of the subject. While the forms are concrete, there is a consistency throughout the works that an element is missing. At the same time, the works are nonsensical and explicitly realistic.

Eylul Aslan has a masterful eyes for simple compositional style and narrative strengths.