Errin Ali Yesilkaya
BA Photography, London College of Communication 2018
Errin's major inspiration has come from exploring the galleries and seeing paintings by the Old Masters while studying in London. He see's his work as an homage to the great masters, taking on a stance of being a modern day reincarnation of what once was.
Errin's work represented by MiAL explores the notion of the muse, specifically Ophelia, in relation to the present day mass consumption of images. His work addresses the way the commercial aspect of a shoot can dictate a lack of connection between the photographer and the muse or muses through the theoretical frame of Walter Benjamin's notion of an Aura.
Awards and residencies:
Sony World Photography Awards, Highly Commended, 2015; USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, Commended, 2014; Mighty Creative Prize at Open 24, awarded Lord Mayors Prize, 2014; Shoot the Frame, finalist, 2014
"Anyone can take a great photograph, but the execution of such is challenging. This is why I love photography, the ease of taking a photograph has allowed photography as a medium to be non elitist in nature."