My name is Ali, a French guy. I was born in Elbistan (Turkey) in a Kurdish family. I lived a few years in the Netherlands then in Switzerland (Lausanne). Today I live in Paris and work as a Software Engineer.
As you might already guess I’m not a professional photographer, I'm only taking picture by and with passion, it's a way to immortalize interesting daily life scenes and oh I try to always have my camera with me.
Concerning my pictures, nearly all of them have been taken with a Canon, a few of them with a Nikon or a Leica. I mainly shoot with prime lenses and preferably with a 35mm or a 50mm.
I have great respect for the people I photograph and I thank each of them for letting me photograph them. For the greatest chance, if you recognize yourself in one of my photos and you do not want me to put it on my website, send me an email and I will quickly take it away.
Thank you for taking the time to read these few lines and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me, I answer to all the emails.
See my interview on Flickr blog (in french)
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon IXUS 40
Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Leica 35mm f/2.0
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon 17-40mm f/4.0
You might want to check my most popular photos according to flickr
Photos of Ali K. (1)
- www.street-photographers.com 285 photos, 4,617 members
- metros (around the world) 38,596 photos, 5,564 members
- Black and White 5,461,694 photos, 267,041 members
- FlickrCentral 6,685,997 photos, 197,082 members
- Favorites: 100 5,432 photos, 2,457 members
- Favorites: 125 1,196 photos, 826 members
- Favorites: 150 1,097 photos, 884 members
- Favorites: 175 444 photos, 511 members
- Favorites: 200 1,902 photos, 1,269 members
- Street Photography 22,874 photos, 904 members
- Utata 410,230 photos, 23,345 members
- The bad beard day 282 photos, 71 members
- Contemporary Architecture 146,479 photos, 8,604 members
- French-Français 566,340 photos, 12,338 members
Pierre Herve Verant says:
"Quel talent !"
18th April, 2008
"I launch me, it's starting. Your birthday it's a perfect occassion to write this testimonial. I know it's not excatly this day, long time ago I know this story but we will say it's this day.
Ali K Ali K with a big K
Ali With a big K because It's great man, always he listen the other person, always he advice the other, always in the good way. I thank my fabinou to have presented Mister Ali.
If you want to speak about his photo, for me it's a incredible talented photographe. It's always a source of inspiration. There is few time, I have a perfect camera to explain his talent. So I hope my dear you follow your way. Always find a lot of pleasure to take the world in photo. By the way Happy birthday my dear friend..."
26th June, 2006
vince in paris says:
"I would love to meet these nice guy ONE day... for sure, i WILL. Take care ALI, and don't forget to eat yogourt !"
22nd June, 2006
"Surely I don't need to tell you about Ali's talent. It's there for everyone to see, and it leaves no-one indifferent. What I really, really want to testify here is to his enormous generosity, kindness and honesty. I've felt that, and I have him as a long-distance friend.
Now, back to his thread for some beautiful surprises..."
19th May, 2006
"Haunting. Mysterious. Hard to forget."
17th May, 2006
aMbiAncE mOushKiLa says:
"i wanna write this testimonial in french but most of you citizens of the world have to rely on English for communication with others...
well that's too bad cuz i'm about to speak french:
Ali, Ali... le tout bO et tout mAle... le doigt agile et sensible (celui qui prends les photos) et, comme il le dis lui meme, LA MAIN SUR LE COEUR. il doit avoir des main enormes en plus, ca dois pas etre facile d'avoir la main sur un coeur gros comme ca :) ben, voila quoi, vive la mediterranee dans toute ca beaute/bonte humaine... c'est ce que je pense quand je pense a Ali. t'ain j'ai une envie soudaine d'olives noires moi..."
15th April, 2006
"i think intuition is one of the most important things in Ali's work, he knows what to see and what to catch, but is his great intuition what guides his eyes to those things nobody else sees.
great photographer, but also a great person, infinite sweetness, i would describe him like that, happy... despite of his serious expressions at his selfportraits, always searching for perfection, always being capable to reach it.
thanks Ali for share your world with us... i'm happy to have a friend like you =*"
11th March, 2006
(mO)² - Photography says:
"mysterious in a funny way"
3rd March, 2006
"Ali, what can I say. This lovely mans photos are all amazing. I have trouble stopping myself from clicking on fave for all of them. He has an amazing eye for detail, his photos are so well thought out and s beautiful.
Its a pleasure to have met him on flickr. **"
28th February, 2006
"It has been a pleasure to discover the photography of this young man after my return to flickr. His curiosity and openness to what is (not) happenning around him, and his wit make him a budding photographer to watch. I know the gear is not the first thing to count, but now that he has proved that he can take good photographs, I wish he'll have a better camera soon."
8th February, 2006
":O Quoi! Nobody has written a testimonial about you yet? How is this possible?!?! I am proud to be the first! Ali has an incredible eye for what makes a great photo, whether it's abstract, of nature or just life itself. Sponsoring him with a pro account is the least i could do for him. Keep taking those awesome photos my friend!"
25th January, 2006
- May 2005
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Software Engineer