I'm Alp Peker, a Turkish photographer and a medicine student living in Izmir, a city surrounded by the sea and warmth.
Art is basically how I stand up against life. We are born into a world of societal norms, double standards, unwilling choices. Art is a universe and I create my own world in it which is free of inhibitions, and much more trustworthy.
I take photographs to destroy the inhibitions. I decline the society. I decline a world men can't wear dresses to street. I reject beauty standards and how we are obligated to shape ourselves with them. I reject the stereotypical idea of friend, family, pain, happiness, love. I take photographs to politically criticize the surrounding happenings while using very cheap objects.
We see bad news everyday. And it gets us contemplating about life. I contemplate through art.
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