ERCAN SAATÇİ: EACH MOMENT OF LIFE IS A PHOTOGRAPH

THE PRESENT FIELD OF INTEREST OF ERCAN SAATÇİ, THE FAMOUS SINGER AND THE PRODUCER OF THE 9Os, IS PHOTOGRAPHY.

Turkey has known Ercan Saatçi in the group called İzel-Çelik-Ercan during the pop-music boom in the beginning of the 90s. At the same time, he was also the most important name of Grup Vitamin that had broken sales records with their very different style of music for Turkey. The lyrics that he has written, and songs that he has composed are figured by hundreds. He wanted to become a producer during the period that he was most productive. He has worked with all of the important producers of Turkey. He founded his own company named as Rec by Saatchi. We have seen Ercan Saatçi also as a sports editor and a football commentator. His latest interest is photography. His Instagram page is among the most popular ones. He has a very large number of followers and his each post gets thousands of likes. We had a little chat with Ercan Saatçi about his photos and music.

When did you first take an interest in photography?
Each moment of life is already a photograph… I was interested in photography since my childhood. I have been taking photos since 1991. One breaking point was occurred during my travel to America in 1995. I was staying at my friend Melih’s house. He was living in San Francisco and he was an artist of photography. He is now a faculty member in this field. That was the time when my point of view was changed.

Do you have a goal of becoming a professional photographer?
If a serious offer comes, why not.

You have many frames of nature and animals. Is nature or animals your field of interest?
I don’t especially look for a subject. Anything that grabs my attention at the moment that I think it must be photographed enters my field of interest.

Your Instagram user name drew our attention. You didn’t use any Turkish letters: ‘ercansaatchi’. Is there a specific reason?
Unfortunately… My name was taken by someone else, so I had to come up with a solution.

What kind of equipments do you use during your photo shoots? Do you have a favorite brand?
I use Canon Mark3. My lens set consists of Sigma and Canon lenses. Each time I take a large set with me.

We know that you’ve been a musician since your high school years. Do you have any music projects now?
Music is my life. I have a boutique record company called Rec by Saatchi. We have jazz musicians such as Görsev as well as musicians who make ethnic music such as Suzan Kardeş. After a long time, I am in the construction phase of making a reminder album that consists of my old songs.

What type of music do you listen? Where do you get your inspiration?
Anything that contains a musical note is music. I listen to every kind of music. Whatever I am in the mood for…

If we consider the variety of your field of interests, is there a project that you are working on now?
Except my own album, we have also started to work on a full-length motion picture.