Photography and Album Artwork by Jason B Graham for Sami Özer. Sami Özer studied Classical Turkish music for 13 years at the Üsküdar Music Society. After his education, he produced a wide repertoire of classical Turkish music and Sufi music. In the “Golden Voice” contest held in 1974, he received the first prize in the genre of Turkish art music. In the following years, he successfully worked with TRT and Istanbul Radio. Sami Özer may be best known for his composition Amir Ateş. Additional credits include Ey Allahım (1-2-3), Divane Gönlüm, İnliyoruz Hasretinle, and Hû.
Alphonse de Lamartine wrote, “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.” Istanbul, once known as Constantinople, is the only city in the world to straddle two continents: Europe and Asia. Over the last 2000 years, it has also been the capital of three empires: Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Divided by the Bosphorus Strait, today Istanbul is home to over 15 million residents. Istanbul is a study of contrast: ancient and modern; conservative and progressive; chaotic and relaxed. With a rich history and warm culture, it is one of the most inspiring cities in the world.
Photography by Jason B Graham. Since arriving in Istanbul, I have had the great honor to work with many of Turkey’s most influential brands and most talented artisans. Photographic services include portrait photography for press releases, professional or personal use. I specialize in product and food photography. Additionally, services include styling, editing and retouch.