Kaan Sensoy

Director, Photographer, & CGI Artist

Lives & 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 programs 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. 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 "National Union of Journalists" and an accredited member of AOP "The Association of Photographers"

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Grants & Features & Awards 

Here are some of Kaan’s recent awards and exhibitions:

 

Awards

 

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

Short Films

  • April Fool - 2006

  • Taxi Driver XL - 2004

  • Sea Horse  - 1995

  • The Sweet Waters Valley- 1994

  • Illusion - 1993

  • Agua - 1992

  • The lock - 1991
     

Exhibitions

 

  • 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

You can watch all my shorts here!

Books

  • Amsterdam Photo Book   (Released April 2021)

  • Architectural Photography  (Releases November 2022)