HIS BIO ON THE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT SPEAKS CLEARLY: "DO NOT TAKE LIFE SO SERIOUSLY, HAVE FUN". WITH HIS IMAGES IN FACT, HE MAKES LAUGH MORE THAN 22.9 MILA FOLLOWERS. DISCOVER MORE ABOUT MEHMET IN THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
Who is Mehmet?
Mehmet was born in Turkey, and is based in Ankara, He’s 28 years old and has been working in advertising and fashion photography since 2006, and focused later on production and graphic design.
Your Instagram account says “Do not take life so seriously, have fun“. What makes you smile in life?
My cat. :)
When did you decide to open the IG account and why?
I opened my account in February 2017 to share my first job on my Instagram. I have been thinking of doing something like this, I was taking notes frequently whenever I came up with an idea, and one day I put it into practice.
You have a strong imagination, or you research a lot when you create your works?
I think the basic idea in this kind of work is one of the most important things to have. I like to deal with the weak points of humanity as well as the popular culture and everyday situations. I like to convey something to people visually. The second most important part of the visual phase for me is to mix many visual elements in a single composition.
You mix art and fashion: how important are they in your life?
I have been interested in fashion and advertising photography since 2006 and fashion has always been in my life. I always loved art. Every field. Fashion is my job, art is a pleasure for me.
What is the most difficult job you did?
One of the most difficult jobs I did was the tattooing of Frida Kahlo. I think it took 3-4 hours. It was really hard to retouch her face in the photo. Right angle, right lightning are key for me. No matter how much effort you make, you should get good results in the end.
Gucci appears often in your work, why?
There is affinity with Gucci. Gucci is a big name, that sets fashion trends in the world.
If you had to choose a subject / object to describe RedMilk who / what would it be?
Red is a striking color. Today, different shades of red are attributed different meanings such as power, aggression, sex. A new science fiction emerged in the name of “color psychology” and revealed that redness has a profound effect on our mood, our perceptions and our movements. Red is charming for me.
Photos courtesy of the artist