– photophily, noun, biology: The condition of being photophilic or photophil; responsiveness to light; tendency to thrive in relatively intense light. Oxford Dictionary.
The word is of Greek origin and means “love of light” which is a perfect word for the purpose of this website: “Love of Light” or “Love of Photography”.
My name is Süleyman Dereköy. I’m a photographer.
Photophily is my dream project and it’s all about photography and visual arts in general.
It all started in the beginning of Summer of 2013 when I just wanted to learn a little Photoshop to crop and resize and maybe optimize my images on the web.
I started watching tutorials on Photoshop on Youtube and soon realized and amazed that there was a whole new world ahead of me to explore and simply cropping images were not enough.
Before that, I had nothing to do with photography. I took even less photos at that time than an average person who had a smart phone. Because I wasn’t using a smart phone back then.
That summer, I mean summer of 2013, for three months I watched tutorials day and night.
I edited thousands of images for a couple agencies whose owners were my friends.
Then I bought my first camera in October 2013.
I’m making photographs since…
And Photography became my life.
I became an Adobe Certified Expert on Photoshop CC which I was going to learn just a bit in the beginning.
Here through Photophily I want to make my own contribution to the craft and community. Hopefully it becomes a platform for light and photography lovers.
I have no idea what it’s going to be though. I think we will wait and see.
Come let’s see it together.