Tuna Uysal is a Lens Based Artist and Lecturer, living and working in Istanbul.
Studied Photography at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 2004.
Completed my Master's Degree, headed "Visual Interaction Between Photography and Cinematography", 2007.
And then he completed his PhD, headed "Narrative Approaches on Contemporary Art Photography", 2013.
Worked with the names such as Michael Ackerman and Todd Hido. Still working as a lecturer and pursuing a career as an artist working with images.
His work explores the relationship between truth and fiction and his influences are as diverse as Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch, Gregory Crewdson and Tom Hunter.
He utilizies his camera as a tool to create imagery that is in both real and surreal, laced in fantasy. These series are about asking questions about what is real and what is not real. These fictional stories aims to depict a personal biography, with the people who where connected with the places and him.
In his attempt to tell a story he combined his memory and observances of his everyday surroundings. The story continues to grow as he rely on his conscious and subconscious to invent and transfer those thoughts to an image. His goal is to release a memory by arranging a scene that he ultimately have direct control over the outcome. It’s from that process he find himself being most present in him.