Cemhan Biricik is an artistic visionary who is truly gifted in evoking emotion through his work. His passion is capturing what is usually hidden from the naked eye in normal perception.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, at the age of four, Cemhan traveled with his family, who were designers, to Paris and then ultimately to the U.S. Even as a child, he was drawn to images and photography.
Life took him down several paths before emerging into the artist he is today. Always driven, he started a tech company at age 19. By age 25, he moved on to become the CEO of one of NYC's largest boutiques. Photography was just a hobby then, however a life-changing accident that left him with severe memory loss and unable to speak and walk without difficulty for several months. It changed his fast-paced analytical world into a slower yet interestingly visually detailed one. With this newfound awareness of the beauty he had never noticed before, he took out his camera and began to capture the wonder around him not knowing if this newfound gift would leave him. In time, he came to realize that his true passion was a combination of the art he could never see before, the fashion he loved as a CEO, and the technology that intrigued him as a child.
Today he is sought after by those who wish to go beyond an image capture and create a true work of fine art. He has found that his constant evolution and challenges of self is essential to his happiness. He is always in the endless pursuit of new avenues to explore and new challenges to take on. This driving force is what breeds his creativity and the endless pursuit of the true self and artistic exploration.
As he says,
"I don't take pictures. I observe the art of life and the light it illuminates".
EPSON PANO AWARD
SONY PHOTO AWARD
500PX EDITOR CHOICE
INTERNATIONAL LOUPE AWARD
NAT GEO TRAVELER AWARD
IPA LUCIE AWARD
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AWARD