Artist and Photographer Zeren Badar creats art by ‘accident’. Not completely by accident as these are wonderfully orchestrated and arranged images that are then photographed. Zeren combines three dimensional pictures with found objects, food and cheaply printed old paintings. Using strong shadows, layering, crumpling and folding effects, we get the illusion of a 3D work in the end although we’re looking at a flat picture.
On an interview to I Lobo You blog, Zeren Badar says: “There is always some humor in my photographs. (…) My style is re-photographing existing artworks and giving them new meanings and modern touches. “
Badar gets inspiration from everything. ” I search online a lot. I love reading art history books. I can get inspiration even in a 99cents store. In fact, my latest photography project “Accident Series” is mostly based on 99 cents-store materials. I was at a street fair this weekend. I bought little fun colorful objects. They give me joy & inspiration. ” He explains. “One of my most popular photographs is “Very First Accident”. It is basically one broken egg on a Dutch painting. It became my signature work. “
About his photography philosophy: “My photographs are a projection of my persona. I believe if I work hard I will reach the point I want to be. I really enjoy the conceptual aspect of photography. Creating the idea is very difficult but once I snap the shot, it feels so good.”