" I am a sick man. ... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. " notes from underground - F. M. Dostoyevski.

 

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Lucy A says:

One very talented man with a true gift for black and white photogrpahic expression.

April 14, 2010

The man who knows what could be done with a camera masterfully. the man who knows how to get the light and shadows peacefully together in a small rectangle.

February 5, 2010

"Congratulations ...!!! an extensive and interesting work"

July 10, 2008
Zeynep. says:

. . . Feel the sorrow. . .hear the music. . .read the dots. . .within black and white. . .and life. And when the night falls, start reading. Read. . on your sun kissed pillow. Read the words and the dots, over and over. Stay quiet. Do not hurry. Stay calm. And see : Murat Harmanlikli. Here he is..Monster the gre… Read more

. . . Feel the sorrow. . .hear the music. . .read the dots. . .within black and white. . .and life. And when the night falls, start reading. Read. . on your sun kissed pillow. Read the words and the dots, over and over. Stay quiet. Do not hurry. Stay calm. And see : Murat Harmanlikli. Here he is..Monster the great. . . Hello, monster. A pleasure knowing you. . A pleasure watching the world from your eye. .

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May 1, 2008
descriptive control (deleted)

i absolutely get lost in murat's photos. they're just beautiful, every single one.

June 7, 2007
miquelet says:

you're work is superb yet sober strong and fagile intemporal immense ... respect and congratulations !

March 18, 2007

Consistently, Murat wrings mystery, surrealism and a poetic beauty from such everyday locations. I love the blurred souls scurrying across his noirish cityscapes, as if fleeing an unknown terror and yet reminding us all that we are but fleeting shadows.

January 10, 2007
Handsomely Look (deleted)

Murat photographs really satisfy my thirst soul.thanks Murat

October 24, 2006
flawless robin (deleted)

There is a technical word in the world of photography to descibe Murat's work from my point of view, but it escapes me at the moment. It is fantastic when a photographer can express his imagination and manages at the same time to give us a glimpse of it, and lead to a path that we can make our own through his work. Tha… Read more

There is a technical word in the world of photography to descibe Murat's work from my point of view, but it escapes me at the moment. It is fantastic when a photographer can express his imagination and manages at the same time to give us a glimpse of it, and lead to a path that we can make our own through his work. That is the first thing that I see through his photograph. The motion, or blur, in his images is to convey an emotion that could well mean different things to each of us: this is why you have to spend the time visiting, viewing and anticipating his images. Yet, he does not rely on total vagueness of a blur to make his photos emotionally, there is a craft and "know how" to all else that sustain that "vagueness." Oh yes, that "techincal" word I could not recall earlier: jealousy.

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September 24, 2006

To look for that first word that defines a person, is never easy. And then I have wondered - what does the Murat’s images inspire to me? -, and the first thing that has come to my head has been wisdom. Murat must be a wise person. A poet of photography. An extraordinary realization. A communicator of feelings that do… Read more

To look for that first word that defines a person, is never easy. And then I have wondered - what does the Murat’s images inspire to me? -, and the first thing that has come to my head has been wisdom. Murat must be a wise person. A poet of photography. An extraordinary realization. A communicator of feelings that does not leave anybody indifferent. Murat doesn't overwhelm us with hundreds of pictures, Murat chooses his images well allowing them to fall as drops of water in a well from an oasis to which he gives life and fill with poetry. With each image Murat offers us a poem that sustains itself, and that next to the other ones they configure the pillars, a structure, that sustain his art. The images of Murat have the quality of being timeless, but they don't only travel through time, they also make it among cultures, because they target you exactly in the soul. That human soul that makes us all equals, that soul that although we don't know where is it and although if we do not believe in it, we all perceive. Murat is a classic. And he is wise. Greetings Buscar esa primera palabra que defina a una persona, nunca es fácil. Y entonces me he preguntado - ¿qué inspiran las imágenes de Murat? -, y lo primero que me ha venido a la cabeza ha sido sabiduría. Murat ha de ser un sabio. . Un poeta de la fotografía. Un realizador extraordinario. Un comunicador de sentimientos que a nadie deja indiferente. Murat no nos apabulla con cientos de fotografías, Murat elige bien sus imágenes y nos la va dejando caer como gotas de agua en el pozo de un oasis al que él da vida y llena de poesía. Con cada imagen Murat nos ofrece un poema que se sostiene por si misma, y que junto a las demás configuran los pilares que sostienen al propio artista. Las imágenes de Murat tienen la cualidad de lo intemporal, pero no sólo viajan por el tiempo, también lo hacen entre culturas, porque te dan justo en el alma. Ese alma humana que nos hace a todos iguales, ese alma que aunque no sepamos dónde se encuentra, y aunque no se crea en ella, todos percibimos. Murat es un clásico. Y un sabio. Saludos

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September 2, 2006
Sofie says:

Murat Harmanlikli plays a beautiful game with light and shadow. I admire his work.

August 9, 2006