Ali Taptik (1983) is a photographer who lives and works in Istanbul. He is also a recent FOAM Talent winner.
Taptik, commissioned by a group of young filmmakers in Istanbul to make a film on “our conservatisms”, interviews three people that took different positions on his question “Would you pose for me naked, your face won’t be visible?”. A collage of sound with floating shots of Ali Taptik’s nude portraits, three people articulate on what it means to pose naked for a photographer? The film was first shown as a part of a compilation called “For your own good!” in the 10th edition of Istanbul Independent Film Festival.
Also shown are photographs from his series Kaza ve Kader (Accident and Fate), 2004-2008
Ali Taptik sets up a fragmented narration on life with his photography
series entitled “Accident and Fate”.
Under the uncanny beauty of the gloomy and dark frames, he confronts the viewer with the detailed fragments of accidents that the city unfolds.
In these frames, the city is real and physical; depicting the claim that in order to sense the city, one should physically be engaged with the city.
-Exerpt from Basak Senova’s “DECISIVE ACCIDENTS” article
All photographs by Ali Taptik. Taptik is currently represented by Empire Project in Istanbul.
Photographs shown are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.