Akif Hakan is an American photographer of Turkish origin. After working in TV production , he has become a full-time photographer in 2004. He is an experimenter when it comes to new photographic techniques and styles. He aims to produce cinematic images that leave an impact on the viewer and always striving to go beyond established styles and widen the boundaries of photographic expression. He manages to implement and blend current trends in visual arts with his own creativity which is influenced by movies especially from the Far East.