He was born in Antakya (Antioch) in 1970. His interest in photography started while he was studying law at the university. His success in photography brought him becoming the first photographer of Atlas in 1993, which is the first travel and geography magazine of Turkey. Nuraydin shared his knowledge with the readers in his own column. In the mean time he has worked as the writer and the photographer of travel pages of Cosmopolitan magazine in Turkey for 5 years.
Between the years of 2001 and 2011 he had worked for the National Geographic Turkey and lately he was executive editor of the magazine when he decided to change the path of his career.He has prepared and edited countless of books, booklets and CD’s over the years.
His photography contributed as local consultant to National Geographic’s Istanbul and Western Turkey guide-book. Nuraydin’s works have been published in many countries including Japan, Europe and USA.
The photographer has held several exhibitions in France, Greece, Turkey, Spain, USA (Washington D.C, Kansas). His long-term project on Kurdish Nomads was accepted to the permanent collection of the Wichita State University Anthropology Museum.
Addition to his career in photography he is organizing photography tours in Turkey and around the world in the context of his Terra Photo Tours project. He has also another side profession as a photojournalist. Nuraydin is the co-founder of Istanbul Photography Workshops and licensed tour guide in five languages.