Melis is a fine art photographer from Istanbul – Turkey. After having her MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco and living in California for several years, she moved back to Istanbul where she continues her life as a freelance photographer. She’s interested in ideas, concepts, surreal elements and symbols in her dreams. She creates her dreamlike surreal painterly photos based on these subjects. She uses photo manipulation techniques and combines the reality of the photography with the surreal elements in her mind.
Her photos have been exhibited at galleries throughout San Francisco, Istanbul and Mugla as well as publications and magazines and her work has gained many international photography awards such as Fine Art Photography Awards, ND Photography Awards, Px3 Paris Prix de la Photographie and Tokyo International Photo Awards.
Her photos are available with a limited edition to purchase.
All images © Melis Manav
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