1966 born Erdal Kinaci started his artistic career with painting when he was a teenager. During the years at medical university his interest was more in photography and set up the first photography club of the university.
Photographer and medical doctor Kınacı has been presented his artworks in 13 solo exhibitions and several collective exhibitions. Focusing mostly on people and nature, his photography captures compelling stories of life from the serious to the most humorous moments.
The artist accepts the importance of the equipment, but he believes more in capturing right time on the right place with appropriate light. That is more essential and sufficient tool than equipment, he thinks.
Kınacı does not consider rules in photography, on the contrary he thinks that photography changes its own rules rapidly with developments in technology and will continue to do so. He does not see the time he spends in the darkroom as a gain anymore.
The photographer has been awarded more than 400 times in national and international photography competitions including National Geographic International Photography Competition that his photography was awarded as world number one in human category in 2006.
The artist has been invited as a jury member to several international competitions.
He resumes the connection between photography and himself, as:
“I still have a big hunger to make better photography. I am becoming jealous when I see a good photography or meet a good photographer.”