Arda Ozum

I stumbled into photography unintentionally. My love for photography was sparked by a summer motorcycle trip to California during undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering. Almost as an afterthought, I packed my father’s old camera into one of the bags on my motorcycle. What started as a few rolls of holiday snapshots quickly developed into became a life-long passion. Five years after my start in photography, I purchased some darkroom equipment and started printing my images by hand. From the first time I saw the print appear in the developer, I was hooked! I have been actively shooting, developing and printing black and white images using the traditional silver-gelatin process. I plan to start experimenting with other traditional processes such as gum bichromate, bromoil and photogravure. I mainly shoot people, street life and some landscapes