Murat started photography as an apprentice to Josephine Powell in Istanbul. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts, School of Photography (Istanbul), he transferred to Bennington College, Vermont. He lived in Paris and returned to New York to pursue studies in music history. His dissertation was on the utopian aspects of Gustav Mahler’s works. Since 2000 he has focused mainly on portraiture and collaborative projects. In 2007, he also started working in video. He participated in the documentary Claude Lévi-Strauss: Auprès de l'Amazonie as assistant director. His photographs have been published by the French edition of the National Geographic Magazine and his music videos have been released by Asthmatic Kitty Records and New Amsterdam Records. He lives in New York City.
The human face is really like the face of God in an Eastern theogony, a whole cluster of faces juxtaposed on different planes so that one does not see them all at once. But to a great extent our astonishment springs from the fact that the person presents to us also a face that is the same as before. M. Proust
The camera gave the moment a posthumous shock, as it were.
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