Istanbul based photographer Irem Cakir was born and raised in Turkey. Describing herself as a visual person since childhood, she developed an interest into photography for more than ten years now. While growing up in the nostalgic city of Istanbul, she chose to work only with analog camera, giving a dimension to the Memory. 35mm film camera also tends to give an exciting perspective on the process, from the awaited moment to discover what’s on the film. She first studied philosophy and completed her degree with an essay about philosophy of photography. Thus, Irem Cakir developed her practice as a self taught photographer, outside of any academic photography school. She use it as a strength and tends to do the photography that she loves, escaping from any limit. If Irem is open minded towards photography this is bound to her passion for reading and traveling which led her to become flight attendant. Through this job, she finds a way to escape daily routine and discover new countries and new people to shoot on film.

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