Gürdal Bibo is an award-winning fine art photographer who specializes in wildlife, landscape and cityscape photography. Inspired by travel, Gürdal‘s work takes viewers on a journey. Several of his images are on display at his gallery located at 424 Broadway in Soho, New York, and Gürdal recently discussed them via an exclusive interview.
Meagan Meehan (MM): What inspired you to start taking photographs and what aspects of nature most intrigue you?
Gürdal Bibo (GB): From the moment I first used a camera, I was in love. Nothing in this world satisfies me more than taking a photograph, printing it and selling it to someone who goes on to display it in their home.
MM: You travel a lot, so which places are your favorite and why?
GB: My passion is wildlife, so that’s why I always prefer going to places where there are wild animals. My favorite place is Sabi Sands, South Africa.
MM: Out of all your photographs, have you any favorites?
GB: My favorite shot is the Madcow piece.
MM: How did you get this opportunity to exhibit your images in Soho, NYC?
GB: I used to sell my work on the streets of Soho before opening my gallery. And, in 2020, I said to myself “this will be a great year to open up a new business”. I was very wrong, but I’m glad I didn’t give up. These days, my gallery is doing much better, and I’m doing what I love and making my living from it.
MM: What is some of the best feedback you’ve gotten about your photographs?
GB: When someone comes into my gallery and says my work inspires them is the best feedback I could ever get.
MM: What other projects are you working on right now and what themes or topics might you like to explore in the future?
GB: I’m working on having a booth in Miami during the Art Basel weekend- that’s certainly on my agenda for this year. In the future, there are a few animals that I’d love to photograph, such as tigers and great white sharks.
MM: What are your ultimate goals for the future and is there anything else that you would like to mention?
GB: My ultimate goal is to become one of the legends of photography and be respected for my work worldwide.