Who is Dilan Bozyel? How did his story of photography start?
I am the middle daughter of a mother from Limasol and a father from Lice, who has two ears and three eyes, including a heart, who was born in Diyarbakır on 1 July, which is the hottest day of 1985. I am a women of Cancer, with the ascendant sign Pisces, having 27 syndromes; who served as a announcer and a dubber for 9 years in TRT Children’s Radio; who performed various roles at Children’s Theatres, and following that, was sent to İstanbul, irrelatively, to study business in English; who started to write for the music magazines besides the school as a hobby and following that entered to photography by taking photos for her own articles due to the lack of visuality in her writings.
Well I skipped the most important point; I am a photographer, who dropped out the school while studying business and took her own photos throughout the treatment of the illness she went through, and who were accepted to the schools of London College of Communication and London Academy of Art in London, and who entered into the art of photography with a sharp blow, moving further away from her hometown.
I think you mostly use digital. Well, how do you like analog photography?
I think I don’t mostly use digital :) the 35mm shoot-throw away cameras, analog cameras, and Polaroid cameras take up a significant portion of my life. But most of the frames that I share online consist of my digital shots; I think I have a problem of patience or I enjoy seeing my analog shots in print. I may somewhat be confused, too.
How should the sense of aesthetics be in a photograph? Do you have a criterion?
I think, the reason why I go opposite to the world is not because of my stubbornness, but it originates from my nature. I am against the standard sense of aesthetics in the world. I think this is the reason why I find the ladies and men, participating in the beauty contests and bringing up the rear, beautiful : ) I am in favour of not having permanent criteria, but as you gain experience, you cannot collide the majority and target audience in your business life, and you remain obliged to file your pleasures, and accordingly, you string along with the existing world. I think I string along just my right leg. I may be confused too much, not somewhat.
Can we correlate the catamaran characters existing in the Website with feminism? Is there any message that you want to give?
No Feminism, suchism and suchism in the land of living. We shouldn’t limit things with ‘ism’s. Otherwise we cannot breathe. We are living in a huge universe. Why should we stubbornly bung up ourselves in an elevator? I wished and shoot in that way; it was interpreted this way or understood that way. If I prop my right index finger on my cheek and say ‘I tried to tell this and that in this work of mine’, please bite my finger. If I don’t get involved within a boundary, I cannot place the people, interpreting my works, in a limit, either. Let everybody feel free. Let them load their own remarks on it, so that the halidome, called art, serve for its purpose accurately.
How do you regard the arts other than photography, in general? Can the notion of art have a definition, in your opinion?
Sometimes my father, who is a doctor, lays his hands on my mind. On such days, I say ‘we, the idles, call our laziness art, and live driftingly’. I recover myself with a shower, and smile. I consider the art holly and miracle, just think; there are lots of denominators among 7 billions, and God took me and created Dilan from paste, and placed among the other mankind in the dividend of the denominator of art. We must be grateful, grateful, and grateful. It seems as if those who are not in the denominator of art must be grateful for those gathering in the denominator of art; please don’t perceive this request of mine as disrespect. Life doesn’t become meaningful otherwise, it can’t. I am telling that with the manner of an old bohemian woman that I carry inside of me. Albert Einstein said; there are two ways to live your life. First one, by considering that nothing is a miracle, and the other one, by considering that everything is a miracle. I side with living by considering that everything is a miracle... After all; all these wars, separations, deaths, cuckoldries and all good things would be unbearable otherwise.