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  • Sinem Yazici: From Advertising Manager to Fashion Photographer

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    As a graduate from the New York Film Academy Photography School, Sinem Yazici has worked with numerous clients, publications, and agencies. Some of her many clients include Mavi USA, Kikiriki USA, MBM Paris, and many others. Her photographs have appeared in Men’s Health (Turkey, Serbia & Croatia), Glamour Turkey, and others. She’s also worked with may of the top modeling agencies such as Ford, IMG, Elite, and others.

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    photo by Sinem Yazici

    Yazici came to NYFA’s New York City campus from Istanbul, Turkey, where she had been working in advertising for over a decade before becoming a photographer. “I was the advertising manager of a big company when I was 29,” said Yazici. “That was the goal and, once I achieved it, I started to question what my next goal would be and unfortunately I wasn’t happy in advertising anymore.”

    After watching Annie Leibovitz’s documentary Life Through a Lens in 2008, Yazici knew she wanted to be a fashion photographer. Her love for New York City and knowing New York is considered one of the capitals for fashion are what led her to study at the New York Film Academy.

    “NYFA was very responsive and professional from the very first day,” recalls Yazici. “Training with great photographers such as David Mager and Brian Dilg was an honor and definitely took me to the next level in my photography education.”

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    photo by Sinem Yazici

    After graduation, Yazici returned to Istanbul and assisted a very famous fashion photographer. In her spare time she would test shoot male models at an agency. After getting some post-graduate photography experience, Yazici moved back to New York and immediately started shooting 2-3 times a week while submitting her work to online magazines. It was this hard work and dedication—as well as talent—that enabled her to establish herself as a men’s fashion photographer.

    Now she’s based in New York, but always open to travel where the work is. She is currently working on some editorial projects that she is excited to share with us soon!

    To view Sinem Yazici’s work, please visit her website at www.sinemyazici.com.

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  • NYFA Grad Sells First Feature and Signs with WME

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    Can Evrenol graduated from New York Film Academy Los Angeles 8-week filmmaking workshop in the summer of 2006. It was in that program that Evrenol was able to put together his very first short film, which ended up winning a few prestigious awards in Istanbul, Turkey and other festivals in Europe. It was at that point that Evrenol knew he would be a career filmmaker.

    “I loved NYFA. It was very useful,” said Evrenol. “It was the only practical education I got before launching myself to produce and direct my own independent short films.”

    Now, almost ten years later, Evrenol wrote, shot and produced his first feature film, Baskin, and sold it to IFC Midnight (including a limited theatrical release). It is the first ever Turkish genre film to be released in the United States and one of only a handful of Turkish films ever to be released in the States.

    The film starts out as a normal night on patrol for five cops and ends up as Evrenol puts it, “Five cops go to Hell.”

    The Istanbul native continues to build on his success, having recently signed with powerhouse talent agency WME. Evrenol and his team are gearing up to shoot a second feature film.

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    December 8, 2015 • Filmmaking, Student & Alumni Spotlights • Views: 3819