His passion for photography started in 2002. Okan Yilmaz has been awarded several times in national and international competitions and was honored to AFIAP (Artiste FIAP) by FIAP (Fédération de Internationale deI’Art Photographique ).
Yilmaz mainly photographs human and narrates story of life. The photographer uses wide-angle lenses with the purpose of “being in the center of his heroes’ life.” It is the way of the artist to understand and to touch their feelings. He believes that his photography has a soul through this approach.
The photographer presented two solo exhibitions in Turkey and Bulgaria and his artworks have taken place in several international and national collective exhibitions.
He is an active membership of several photography associations; on the other hand he is the founder and the chairman of Kutahya Evliya Celebi Photography Association where he shares his knowledge in photography with its members.