Ziver Olmez is a fine art photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey. He draws upon a combination of reductionist and expressionist influences. He often uses elaborate camera movements to capture light and emotion which transcends what the human eye can see.  

Ziver was born in Istanbul, and grew up in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). After his university years in London, he moved to Hong Kong and began photographing the incredible architectural feats that make up the city. He saw them as subjects that exhibit strong and unique personalities - more than merely concrete, steel, and glass. Like all beings, these buildings have a birth, a life, and a death - some endure more than others, but all have a story to tell.

Ziver is now based in Turkey, living in between Ayvalik and Istanbul, searching for moments and light that communicate the region's extensive history.


Using a combination of exposure and tone manipulation techniques, Ziver pioneered a new form of photography he calls "inversions", emulating the tonality found in film negatives, exposing a world that exists beyond our vision - and deep within our imagination.