Özant is constantly exploring the meaning and untapped expressions of photography as a medium and its connection to society as a whole.
“In ‘Pause’, I want the work to depict the juxtaposition of powerful machines which are symbols of advancement and technology against nature which is widely accepted as precious and untouched. The medium of photography provides a visual dichotomy of reality and illusion through the aesthetics of plane and tree. Planes behind trees as individual objects are familiar and common, but when combined and interrelated, the viewer moves to a new space to behold the unexpected. “
He has recently finished his MA degree at Central Saint Martins. His ‘pause’ series has recently won him the prestigious AOP Student Photographer of the Year Award in London.
He currently lives in Dubai, U.A.E.