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mehmet d.
Cary, NC
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I had the privilege to serve as the chief photographer for 11.President of Republicof Turkey Abdullah Gül between the years of 2012-2016, photographing him daily in his activities at the office, abroad and in his personal life and alsoled a team of thirteen people, organized all visual documentation of Presidency which were distributed to government offices, press and other institutions.


After graduatingfrom the Journalism Department of Ege University in Turkey in 2000, I started working on news portfolios and photo-interviews for several media institutions,newspapers and magazines between the years 2001-2006. During this period, I coveredmany important events in the Middle East region and documented many historical eventssuch as the Iraq and Afghanistan war, Israel – Palestine conflict, the civilwar in Sudan and devastating Pakistan earthquake in 2005.


Deciding to pursuemy career in the USA, I settled in New York in 2006 and had the chance tofollow 2008 American elections, which took Barack Obama to presidency as thefirst African-American. I was also amongst one of the few Turkish photojournaliststhat entered the Guantanamo prison, which became the center of internationalcontrov

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Family

7 photos

Event

11 photos

Corporate

9 photos

Headshots

10 photos

Birthday

12 photos

Senior

25 photos

Graduation

10 photos

Anniversary

9 photos

Pet

9 photos

Food

8 photos

Engagement

15 photos

Product

20 photos

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  • Veronica C.

    From Thumbtack

    Great photos!..very professional..my onsie new years eve house party photos came out awesome. Will definitely be using him again!!

  • Cheri A.

    From Thumbtack

    Mehmet took my graduation photos. He went above and beyond in making the photo session a wonderful experience. I would without a doubt work with him again. His work is amazing!

  • Alisa P.

    From Thumbtack

    Mehmet did a great job on our graduation photos, they are beautiful! He was quick to respond, followed up and and was prompt. I would definitely recommend him.

  • Tiffaney C.

    From Thumbtack

    Mehmet did an excellent job executing my vision. He always responds and is very professional.

  • Josh G.

    From Thumbtack

    Very professional photographer. On time. Help us posing. Color and light of the photos are awesome.

  • Vannesa A.

    From Thumbtack

    Mehmet photography services are outstanding; his professionalism showcases in the work he produces; amazing memories, an always having a keen eye for capturing the best special moments during your event. Our pictures are memories that we will never forget; thanks Mehmet for the amazing job you gave my wife and I. Regards; Alex Amo

  • Morat S.

    From Thumbtack

    He is an excellent artist of photography who, with little play of technology, creates magic with photos. If you are up for a special event, Mehmet is the guy to give you VIP service; friendly, meticulous, high end product. I’d recommend him without any reservation.

  • Mandy R.

    From Thumbtack

    It was great working with Mehmet! He was punctual, responsive, and my photos looks fantastic! I will def be working with him again in the future.

  • Ruth M.

    From Thumbtack

    Mehmet did a wonderful job working with so many personalities. He captured our family beautifully and gave us some wonderful memories to cherish.

  • Peter Andrews

    From Facebook

    Mehmet took some beautiful pictures of my wife Kayla and me (and also our dog Abel!). He was very professional, thorough, and enjoyable to work with, and all at a very reasonable rate! Several of these wonderful photos are now hanging in our living room, and we are very grateful and pleased to have had the opportunity to work with this talented photographer!

  • Caroline B.

    From Thumbtack

    Amazing pictures! Also a wonderful, fun person who put me 100% at ease to be myself in photos. He has a very artistic eye for lighting and gives direction very well. This was a 10/10 experience from the first communication to the shoot and how quickly he works on sending photos and edits. I cannot recommend Mehmet and his professionalism enough.

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