The Turkish photographer, based in Berlin, transports us into her environments where architecture and art are mixed in minimalist, geometric, colorful, and contrasting compositions.
Helin Bereket’s photographs invite us to travel around the world to places that give her the most creative freedom.
The Istanbul-born, Berlin-based architecture and art graduate took up photography by chance in 2013 when she received her first camera as a gift.
Since then, the artist has been shaping her interdisciplinary style as she makes discoveries. She also uses her expertise for creative concepts for brands, such as her collaborations with Nikon, Swatch, BMW, Issey Miyake, and Scotch & Soda.
Her Instagram is a real Ali Baba’s cave where she plays with urban and rural spaces, symmetries, geometries, colors, contrasts and lights, while giving a certain architectural uniqueness. “Studying architecture gives you a slightly different view of the world,” she explains. “My education has a strong influence.”
Sublimating the elsewhere
This richness comes from her travels, which have become an extension of her work. Namibia, Lebanon, Oman, Poland, California, Mexico, Spain, Sicily… This prolific artist captures all the places conducive to awakening and nourishing her imagination between objects, buildings, landscapes, cars, interiors, and exteriors.
Like this astonishing shot, entitled “Monopoly,” which appears to be a digital illustration, but which she really took during a panoramic flight over Swakopmund, a seaside resort in Namibia: “Use the coordinates 22° 38’14.4 “S 14°33’43.7 “E on Google Maps, switch to satellite view and you’ll find it,” she explained to her followers on Instagram.
We also remember her photographs of Ricardo Bofill’s mythical Muralla Roja, her road trip on Route 66 and her self-portraits for International Women’s Rights Day, the abandoned houses filled with sand in the ghost town of Kolmanskop in the heart of the Namib desert, and her beautiful footwork through repetitive and geometric architecture.
Berlin – Germany