As a self-taught photographer, Gokhan started his career with shooting landscapes and travel photos in a no-internet world. His work has been shown in more than two-dozen exhibitions, and Gokhan has won international recognition from Outdoor Photographer Magazine in 2008. Capturing images on film and finalizing his negatives in his small darkroom was the way of life. Now his way of life includes photographing over 80 weddings a year, teaching the business side of photography, organizing networking events, as well as hosting wedding photography workshops in Chicago, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. Gokhan volunteers to teach photography to high school youth and has become an instructor for PPA, one of the world's biggest and most prestigious professional photography association.