Photo by Rizacan Kumas

Rizacan Kumas

Today I introduce a photographer who is able to capture souls with his pictures. Who shows us on the one hand the beautiful sides of the world but also the sides that we must finally adress. Rizacan Kumas!

Rizacan please tell who you are!

My name is Rizacan Kumas. I was born in Izmir / Turkey. I got my education at Marmara University / Photography department. I have been interested in photography for more than 10 years and I have been doing documentary photography professionally for the last 6 years of this time. I like to concentrate more on human emotions. In 2020, I was nominated for the Newcomer category at the Leica Oscar Barnack Awards. I have partnered with several international camera companies. Currently, I continue to do documentary photography in Vietnam as a freelance.

Rizacan Kumas, Photographer

How did you get involved with NFTs

I first heard it like March of 2020. But at that time, I was making the People of Banana Island documentary, and I couldn't pay much attention to it. After the documentary ended at the beginning of 2021, I focused on the world of NFT.

How do you see the future of the NFT market?

Artists can do their own marketing more easily. For this reason, a lot of middleman disappears. Artists can earn more money with their work and focus more on their art. In my opinion, NFT has the power to change the scent of the art world, but how it will evolve is entirely in our hands.

Old man by Rizacan Kumas

Which artists inspire you?

I have no particular intention of collaborating with anyone. But there are people I work with outside of my field. The biggest inspirations are Koudelka, W. Eugene Smith, Abbas and Sebastiao Salgado. . They are legends.

What do you create? What makes your work stand out?

I am a photographer who steals the most important moments from time in the most aesthetic way. I am working on documentary photography. In fact, I concentrate on the most important thing in life; to humanity. Because it is human beings who turn more beautiful or destroy everything around us. 

Behind the scenes with Rizacan

Which artist do you want to promote?

I’ll go with fraportelli one of the best street photographer in NFT community.

Where can people find you Rizacan?

One last word

  “If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.” 

Robert Capa