"My name is Battal Kaya, I'm 53 years old and I'm from Istanbul, Turkey.
I've been interested in photography since I was 16 years old. In 1983, I bought some photography books and a Zenit-E, which were my introduction to photography. Zenit-E was a functional device compared to its price in those days. I gained quite a good experience with that camera. As my passion for photography grew, my camera equipment also advanced. At first, I started to take photos only to collect my memories and take some landscape photos of my city. Since the time I bought my first camera, I have been carrying a camera with me everywhere I've been."