Derya Turgut is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Istanbul. With an educational background in culinary arts, Derya’s photography focuses on food, lifestyle and travel. 

Derya is renowned for creating photography for key players in Istanbul’s dining scene and beyond. Her ever evolving photographic eye is attracted to natural light, clean lines and aesthetics. She savours the possibility of finding beauty in the ordinary and everyday details. Clean, natural, simple, refined and timeless are what describe her aesthetic considerations in her photography.   

To date, her editorial work has been published in a number of national and international publications, including Conde Nast Traveller TR & US, Vogue TR, Gambero Rosso IT and Simple Things Mag UK, MAD Dispatches DK. 

Her corporate clients include Grundig, Apple and the D.ream group. 

Derya has also shot for two cookbooks in Danish; by author Annette Harbech Olesen. She is currently working on a number of cookbooks that will be published nationally and internationally in early 2019. 

Derya is a keen traveller, and is available to work for clients and projects both in Istanbul and worldwide. 

Available for:

-editorial food&travel photography & writing

-restaurant photography & chef portraiture

-culinary photography & videography

You may contact her at




Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, Gambero Rosso, Simple Things, Home Art, All Décor, Maison Francaise, Elle Decoration, Cooklife, Feed, MAD Dispatches, Them CNT


The Bodrum Edition, Kilimanjaro, Healin Foods, Murver Karakoy, Casa Lavanda, Capricorn Ortaköy, Lucca Bebek, Cantinery, Alancha, La Scarpetta,  Deli Monti, Cuma Cukurcuma,  Burger Hood, Ramada Plaza Trabzon


Accor Hotels, Apple Inc, Gedik Inc, Grundig, Ormanada, D.ream Istanbul


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