Evocatively Haunting Photography

You don't need a multitude of colors to add life to a still image. Just take a look at photographer Hale okyryen's black and white photos. Haunting and evocative, despite being stripped of any pigment, the photos have stories that are crafted in facial expressions, composition, and carefully chosen props.

Equipped with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, okyryen photographs more than just the silhouette of a couple dancing on an isolated pier. She captures a moment. Her breathtaking portraits, with equally bewitching landscapes, emit a powerful look into the lives of its subjects. There's a familiarity in some of the Turkish photographer's images and an exotic, foreign flavor cast in others. Her portfolio, as a whole, will leave you wanting for more.

Hale okyryen's deviantART and Flickr


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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