Tell us a little about yourself and what do you do?
My name is Öykü Öge and I am a 19 year old student. I was born in Samsun, Turkey, but I have lived in Istanbul for the last 2 years.
I have been carrying an analogue camera with me for the last six years, as well as falling in love and being an unsuccessful economics students for the last 2 years.
Who or what inspires you to take photographs?
My lover, my friends, ways, seas, mountains, moments.. I think everything in my life inspires me.
Do you have any particular influences when it comes to your photography?
The only thing that affects me every time is the sea, Other than that, I'm influenced by different things at different times.
What made you take up photography and why do you choose to use film?
I would like to produce something for reaching presence and find peace in ”ending”. I want to make all of the things I see or be in touch with as tangible as possible. And I want to be remembered in a photograph frame when I reach that place and presence.
I choose to use film because I believe film gives a personal effect and film is always open to experiment. I learned use to light with film.
What do you hope to do with your photography in the future? Any projects planned?
I don't plan for the future anymore. The only thing I want is that people remember me in my photograph frames.
Do you have a favorite camera/film?
My favorite camera is my Zenit because it was my first camera. I don't have a favorite film, I tend to use any cheap films I can find.
If you could photograph anyone or any location what or who would it be?
I'd like to take Thom Yorke's photo. Places that I would like to photograph would be mountains and coasts.