Isa Aydin Unveiled
I am Isa Aydin and I have been working in the field of commercial photography for over 16 years now with 10 years’ worth of paid professional photographer experience. My romance with photography began as a hobby. I voraciously read books and magazines on photography and anything related to it—as a matter of fact I read, at least, one book a day. Sounds unbelievable? Well, I basically run on 5 to 6 hours of sleep after being awake for 26 hours and this is a cycle. So, I normally don’t follow a 24-hour day schedule and have been doing this for the past 5 years.
Enough about that and let’s go back to my passion, photography and videography. Aside from being self-taught, I augmented my knowledge by watching other highly experienced photographers and videographers do their thing. With the onset of the internet, I have checked out Google and YouTube videos on photography and videography. I have trained under famous bigwig photographers and film directors. One favorite person that I have worked with on an interior design photography assignement is the well-known Sydney based photographer Geoff Lung. He introduced me to the world of interior photography which consequently became one of my forte.
I mainly offer and provide photography services for still life because, aside from it being my passion, I like being in control. With still life, I can control the effect of the lighting on the object, how to arrange the object, and no matter how long I take to do the shoot—the object stays still which doesn’t hamper the flow of my creativity. So with still life, everything would be dependent on my envisioned visualization.
Corporate Videographer & Commercial Photographer work ethics
As a self-motivated videographer and commercial & architectural photographer, there are plenty of work ethics that I live by. And the topmost is corporate communication skills. With creativity and interpretation, a lot of things can go wrong in between these two and the most important way to achieve the exact desired results is via a strong corporate communication—which is not just isolated to verbal communication but also encompasses agreements, contracts, invoices, email responses, text messages, and voice calls. Next is timeliness. Being on time and meeting deadlines is always a must in the business world. I strictly uphold this work ethic as well.
And last but not the least, quality of work is of utmost importance to me. Of course, the client’s needs and wants are top priority—however, I will never compromise my quality of work for pay. That being said, I do offer feedback and insights to a project, but I never do a job just for money. It has to be quality over money.
Previous Projects - Commercial and Interior Photography portfolio
Here is a quick list of previous projects that I have spearheaded as a commercial photographer. Some of them are long-term continuous contracts of up to several years while some are on a project basis.
- JW Marriott
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
- Ramada International
Service & Manufacturing Sector
- Ernst & Young
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Holcim International
- OroNero Bar & Ristorante
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Tom Ford
- Gianfranco Ferré
- New Joe
- United Colors of Benetton
- Nine West
- And much, much more….
Aside from photography, I have over 200 documentary series under my belt. One of the biggest and full sized film documentaries I have created is the heart-wrenching tragedy titled “Khojaly: The Untold Story.” Filmed in Washington, DC, this documentary includes interviews with 20 high ranking US officials.Read More