Director, Photographer and CGI Artist
Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL
Kaan Sensoy was born in the past century in Istanbul, the year of the first man on the Moon. He became interested in photography at the age of thirteen before digital cameras appeared. He enjoyed working in dark rooms before studying an Associate Science (AS) degree in social anthropology at Istanbul University, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) degree in cinema and television at the Fine Art Academy of Marmara University in Istanbul.
He worked for ten years as an editor, photographer and director in the advertising industry in Istanbul before moving to Amsterdam in the year 2000.
He continued his career in the Netherlands as a director, CGI artist and photographer. He also ran many visual arts workshops for youngsters in Amsterdam and made hundreds of TV programmes about them for Dutch television.
Kaan has received many awards for his visual works and movie scripts. His work has featured on numerous platforms, from festivals and high-profile websites to magazines and other media, and he has also put on both solo and group photography exhibitions.
His first photobook, 'Amsterdam Photo Guidebook', was published in May 2021, and his second book, 'Paris Photobook', was published in July 2023.
He has recently focused on architectural and fine-art photography and is also busy creating photography books
He is a press-card holder as a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and an accredited member of the Association of Photographers (AOP).
Grants & Features & Awards
Here are some of Kaan’s recent awards and exhibitions:
2020 – Honourable Mention at the Vienna International Photo Awards (VIEpa)
2020 – Photo Award from LoosenArt in Houses & Doors series
2020 – Gold Award in the San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards
2020 – Photo Award from LoosenArt in Cubic Photos series
2013 – Showcase Feature at Adobe Behance
2012 – Showcase Feature at Adobe Behance
2006 – Grand Jury Prize in 2nd Akbank International Film Festival
2005 – Jury Member at 2nd International Golden Orange Film Festival Antalya
1999 – Jury Special Prize in 2nd Antalya International Film Festival
1997 – Third Prize in 16th IFSAK Short Film Festival
1995 – Second Prize in 7th Izmir Film Festival
1995 – Jury Special Prize in 7th Adana Golden Cocoon Film Festival
1994 – Best Film in Orhan M Ariburnu Short Film Festival
1994 – Best Film in 15th IFSAK Short Film Festival
1993 – Grand Jury Prize in 7th Adana Golden Cocoon Film Festival
1992 – Second Prize in Antalya Int. Golden Orange Film Festival
April Fool - 2006
Taxi Driver XL - 2004
Sea Horse - 1995
The Sweet Waters Valley- 1994
Illusion - 1993
Agua - 1992
The lock - 1991
VIEphoto exhibition at Galerie LIK for VIEpa winners
6th September – 22nd December 2020, Vienna, Austria
‘Home’ international group exhibition curated by LoosenArt
27th August – 3rd September 2020, Rome, Italy
The ACCI Gallery Exhibition curated by San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards
21st August – 21st September 2020, San Francisco, US
‘Transitions and Displacements’ international group exhibition curated by LoosenArt
8th May – 4th June 2020, Rome, Italy
NDSM-Fuse Amsterdam group exhibition
26th October 2019 – 3rd November 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘The Light Above Amsterdam’ solo photography exhibition at The Grand Amsterdam
1st August 2016 – 31st January 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands