Yigit Gunel

Photographer / Aspiring Filmmaker / Consultant

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I started photography as an experiment in understanding life during childhood. Both of my parents are involved in photography for certain periods of their lives, which gave me the opportunity to explore the analogue techniques and black and white photography. This led me to study in Journalism; I had my bachelor’s degree graduating with a photography project in 2002. After that, I had my MFA in Visual Communication Design. Since 2007, I’m working with worldwide advertisement clients, agencies and magazines. I have worked in different branches of visual arts such as art directing, motion design, advertisement photography, editorials, portraiture, celebrity portraits and personal artwork projects. Reference Agencies Y&R, DDB, TBWA, Alice BBDO, McCann Erickson, Cheil, Ogilvy&Mather, Team Red Clients Rexona, Virgin Radio, BeIn Connect, Vodafone, Samsung, Red Bull, 3M, Beko, Miller, KFC, Pedigree, Ikea, GQ, Elle Decor, Generali, Kilimanjaro.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Retouching
  • Editorial Photography
  • Videography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Portrait Photography
  • Directing
  • Advertising

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Buzzbar

    Buzzbar

    • Marketing & PR
  • Y

    YG Studio

    • N

      Nihat Odabasi Photography

      • R

        Republica Adv

        Work history

        Currently

        Photographer / Videographer

        Buzzbar

        Aug 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Producing portrait shots, seasonal campaigns, product shots, headshots, lookbooks. High-end image editing, video shooting and editing. Art directing of upcoming campaigns or shots.

        Currently

        Founder

        YG Studio

        May 2007
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        2018

        Photographer

        P Blok

        Jun 2014 - May 2018
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Full Time
        • Represented by P Blok as a photographer. P Blok is an Istanbul-based studio specialised in creative visual solutions, covering all kinds of production and post-production needs. The company offers full production services including budget management, casting, set design and building, make-up, hair and styling, permits, equipment hire, accommodation, travel and transport, full insurance coverage and catering. Post-production services include high-end photo retouching, compositing, illustration and CGI. In order to minimise printing risks, every step of the creative process is guided by colour management rules. P Blok also has an in-house facility to print FOGRA certificated contract proofs. P Blok's clients are mostly global advertising networks such as Medina Turgul DDB, Tribal Worldwide, Team Red, TBWA, Young & Rubicam, and BBDO and include some of Istanbul's leading photographers. The team has been creating visuals for global brands including Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Turkish Airlines, Vodafone and Korkmaz, as well as various national brands. http://pblok.com

        2014

        Photographer

        101 Production

        Jun 2009 - Aug 2014
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Full Time
        • Represented by 101 Production as a photographer. Production is a photography and film production company established in 2004 in Istanbul to gather creative minds in the fields of photography and production. 101 production has the roots from 1973 named as ”SDL Visual” and shares its expertise with the studio. 101 continues to engage in many successful ads and campaigns. Already well established as a creative force within the industry, we continue as well to expand our visionary approach in exploring new talents on TV commercials, moving image productions as well as representing many national & international photographers, directors, production crews, make-up artists and stylists. https://101production.com

        2007

        Art Director / Retouch Editor

        Nihat Odabasi Photography

        Jul 2006 - Aug 2007
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Full Time
        • Designing of company identity, creating motion graphic music videos for clients, designing album artworks, designing magazine pages for editorial shots made by Nihat Odabasi, working side by side with a 3d artist on compositing images, art direction of retouch team, communicating with studio team before shots to prepare the lighting and studio for shootings.

        2006

        Art Director/ Graphic Designer

        Republica Adv

        Jan 2005 - Jun 2006
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Full Time
        • Art direction and graphic design of client campaigns print assets, motion graphics. Working side by side with web design team to preapare necesary graphics and videos.

        2004

        Art Director / Graphic Designer

        18 Reklam / Gen Design

        Nov 2003 - Dec 2004
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Full Time
        • Art direction and design of client campaigns print and web assets, design team management.

        2003

        Chief design officer

        Graphis Press

        Sep 2002 - Oct 2003
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • Full Time
        • Overseeing all design and innovation aspects of a company's products and services, including product design, computational design, graphic design, user experience design, industrial design, and package design.

        Education

        2006

        M.F.A Masters Fine Art

        Istanbul Bilgi University

        Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
        • Istanbul, Turkey
        • MFA on Visual Communication Design

        2002

        Sep 1997 - Jun 2002
        • Eskişehir, Turkey
        • BA on Journalism and Print Media

        Awards

        2015

        Crystal Apple

        Crystal Apple

        • Best Published Advertisement on Culture and Arts in collaboration with Medina Turgul DDB

        2011

        • Ikea : Sofa ad in collaboration with TBWA - Istanbul