Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, where he completed his schooling. Alp Alper joined Turkish Airlanes in 1992 as Flight Dispatcher. This is where he started to develop his passion for the art of photography which he had become intrested in during his youth. In Istanbul, the city which he considered his “own nature studio”, he developed his talent to international standards, and still continues on this journey. In 1999, after the disastrous earthquake that shook Turkey, he formed a group, and introduced himself to the world with his work titled “ Turkey from 1000 feet”. This is how his adventure took off.
At the end of 2000 he took on a role in Athens as station manager for Turkish Airlanes, ehere he continued his Turkey project. During this time he displayed exhibitions of “ Turkey from above “ in Athens, Warsaw, Cape Town, London, Sao Paulo, Bejiing, Duisburg, Toulouse, Aussillon and Paris.
Alp Alper, who worked with Gezi –Traveller, Gurme and Ulusoy Travellers magazines from 1999, started to work with Cosmos Travel and National Geographic in Greece. From there he also started displaying his work in Turkish and Polish National Geographic magazines.
As an artist he is working on four photographic projects and two documentaries on Turkey with his group; They are also on the hunt for art lovers who are looking to become additional sponsors of these ongoing projects. To date, he has published two books; Turkey from 1000 feet” and Dreamscape Turkey”.
Because of this work duties, Alp Alper is now residing in South Africa. Aside from his passion for photography, he also enjoys paragliding and scuba diving. Archeology and history are also his special intrests.