An ARTist a month – January 2020 «Oğuzhan Sümer»
An ARTist a month! – Το πρόσωπο του μήνα Ιανουαρίου 2020
«It’s so simple, we have the responsibility to respect them all, to understand each personality»
– Oğuzhan Sümer
Στα πλαίσια της δράσης «An ARTist a month» της Καλλιτεχνικής Ένωσης Ulysses προς ανάδειξη προσώπων και ταλέντων έχουμε την τιμή να φιλοξενήσουμε το Φωτογράφο και Παραγωγό Ταινιών μικρού μήκους Oğuzhan Sümer.
Ulysses: I will invite you to say a few words about yourself and what you would like us to know about you.
O.S.: «My name is Oğuzhan Sümer , I’m 23 years old and I’m a Social Studies Teacher. Film making and photography are some of my hobbies».
Ulysses: During your engagement with your occupation, do you find it hard to work with Arts?
O.S.: «Yes, I do. I’m working in private sector so I don’t have so much free time. I have just one free day per week. That’s my only chance to focus on my hobbies. Besides, I’m a student on master degree program, my research is on women history and feminism».
Ulysses: What is the motivation for you?
O.S.: «My motivation is my life energy, I believe in loving life because we will die in 100 years and nobody will remember us so we have to live life to the fullest and love it as well».
Ulysses: What are you up to nowadays? Any new projects?
O.S.: «Yes, I have. I’m shooting a movie for TLO Project (European Programme). We are working with refugee children we are focusing on their journey from their homelands to Turkey. And I have another Project in mind, by the way, it’s about at Diogenes ( I have not shot it yet)».
Ulysses: What are your feelings during creating? Do you remember a special one?
O.S.: « Yes, I feel very well because I love seeing emotional bonds on my frame, I love black and white colors with different situations and people».
Ulysses: Is Art a hobby or a career for you?
O.S.: «Yes, currently this is my hobby because economic system is very flawed in my country (Turkey) and I need to earn money at the same time so as to cover the equipment for the movies».
Ulysses: Most artists are thought to appeal to the young audience. What is your contribution? How does the world respond to your work?
O.S: «I want to promote Arts via my films and sets. And yet, I’m not Professional I’m still learning in an amateur level».
Ulysses: Can your skills be related to social work?
O.S.: «Yes, because I trust my communication skills and I can work with them in my films as well».
Ulysses: As a personality what have you gained so far and what do you think you will continue to gain from your path?
O.S.: I learned how to work and communicate with people from different backgrounds and this learning is endless. I am also self-taught so I had to get out of my comfort zone and face my fears and doubts.
Ulysses: Do you remember a very adverse event or a difficult time throughout your career?
O.S.: «Yes I do, I’m shy as a person and generally afraid of what’s happening around the world while reading websites. Moreover, I also feel intimidated sometimes when I’m trying to see deeply what’s in every soul».
Ulysses: What are your goals? Have they always been the same since you were a child?
O.S.: « My goal is to shoot successful photos and films and meet new people. Although, I believe in myself, I need to try very hard».
Ulysses: Do you often travel? Tell us a few words about the experiences of travel and how you perceive the multiculturalism society.
O.S.: «I don’t travel very often. I have visited two countries so far but I want to travel so much. I love different cultures so I think we should explore other cultures and try to understand them for our personal growth».
Ulysses: And your motto is:
O.S.: «It’s so simple, we have the responsibility to respect them all, to understand each personality».
Oğuzhan thank you for your participation in the project «An ARTist a month», and your willingness to share with us views, knowledge, experiences and your thoughts. We admire you for the courage to achieve such goals! We wish you every success, perpetual inspiration at every step on the paths of your dream in your Odyssey!
From the administrators of Ulysses Artistic Union.
You can find Oğuzhan Sümer:
[O Oğuzhan Sümer κατάγεται από το Sinop της Τουρκίας. Είναι ένας νέος με όραμα, ο οποίος επιθυμεί να δώσει στον κόσμο μέσα απο τις ταινίες του. το πως βλέπει να εκτυλίσσονται φόβοι και ελπίδες στις εκάστοτε κοινωνίες. Ευελπιστεί για έναν πιο όμορφο κόσμο και η κατεύθυνση της ζωής του, είναι να κρατάει σε απλό επίπεδο το σεβασμό προς κάθε προσωπικότητα!].