A modern-era architect and photographer par excellence, Majed Veysel is a renowned personality in his field. His specialty in capturing architecture in black and white has gained him immense popularity and over 100,000 followers on Instagram.
Veysel combines his intense passion for architecture, designing, and photography, by traveling to different cities across the world and capturing stunning architectural edifices through his lens. He adds, “Each city has a unique splendor and charm to it, which I try to shine a light on with my photography. Black-and-white shots showcase the essence and beauty of the scene while enhancing the brilliance of the subject and maintaining the minimalist quality.” He has so far captured the mesmerizing architecture of cities in Europe, including Rome, Florence, Prague, Warsaw, Vienna, Budapest, Milan, Torino, Zagreb, and Venice, amongst others.
His spectacular art has been recognized and featured in various leading publications such as ‘Always See the Other Side’ photography by ‘Art on Istanbul’ in 2017, ‘Rome into Your Bloodstream’ and ‘Best Student of the Spring Session’ (Award of Excellence for Studio Project Versace Headquarters) by International Academy of Rome in 2016, and Adobe who shared his creation, “A play on light and shadow turns a dark corner into a glowing, optical illusion” in their 2017 publication. Selected architectural design projects of his were published in Bahcesehir Universitesi’s Faculty of Architecture’s Catalog and Books in 2015.
Veysel’s Instagram page @mm.w is a stunning display of art that goes beyond the boundary of colors. “Photography is a mélange of emotion and expression, and I believe that black-and-white images evoke a deep sentiment and helps to convey my vision and the story behind the click. As French- American photographer Elliott Erwitt had once said, ‘Color is descriptive. Black-and-white is interpretative.” he states.
Majed Veysel was born in Aleppo, Syria, and graduated from Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Turkey as an Architect in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture for Sustainable Design from Politecnico Di Torino, Italy. His repertoire includes working as a site construction architect on Skyland Istanbul, the highest skyscraper in Turkey in 2017, and a ‘Sustainable Buildings and Urban Infrastructure’ workshop collaboration with the University of Maryland, USA, in 2020.
With a mass following from over 100 countries, his photography has been appreciated globally and is a testament to his soaring success.