Screen On Screen's July tribute to under-recognized cinematographers travels to Turkey for its second installment to profile the brilliant Gokhan Tiryaki. With over 30 credits to his name, and still under 50 years old, Tiryaki has established himself as one of the finest eyes in world cinema since his debut in 2006. That debut was Climates, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's acclaimed drama, and it stands as one of the strongest cinematographic debuts in screen history. It also opened the collaborative career of Tiryaki and Ceylan, whose work together is among the strongest in contemporary film.
Despite a multi-award winning run in Asian cinema, Tiryaki has yet to make a move to the West, unlike many of his Asian peers. And that's a decision (if, indeed, it was a decision) that I fully endorse, as Tiryaki's cinematography has greatly enriched the modern Turkish film canon. I look forward to seeing plenty more excellent work from Tiryaki in future, particularly alongside Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Three Monkeys, 2008
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, 2011
Winter Sleep, 2014
The Wild Pear Tree, 2018