This guy is an artist, whereas many are just photographers. There is a distinct difference, which many photographers do not get, possibly because they view the world around them differently. Ultimately, photography is unimportant, it is just the medium which this artist has chosen to portray his artistic vision. It's that artistic vision which is paramount.
Thanks also for bringing his name to my attention, as aside from being a fellow artist, I am also a collector myself and would certainly consider investing in some of Yusuf's work.
Recently someone drew my attention to the work of a new young photographer, Yusuf Ozkizil
. He's been getting a lot of coverage, and good luck to him.
Looking at the photos, I realised there was something I wasn't "getting". I could understand well enough why he had taken the photos, but I couldn't understand why, out of all the gazillions of photos out there, Yusuf's have been singled out for such a lot of coverage.
I'm really not interested in criticizing this photographer, or current photographic styles. I'm keen to understand what it is that I'm not getting about this and similar photos.