Hey! I'm Aydin, a photographer, software engineer and avid traveller.

My love for the outdoors began at a young age, exploring the Great British countryside with my family. Adventures, terrible weather, disasters and close-calls were the norm.

After working as a Chef for numerous years, studying at University and graduating with a degree in Computer Science, I worked on eCommerce platforms and open source software, building up my technical engineering skills. But something was missing.

A desire to explore the world began to burn and so I embarked on an interrailing journey across Europe that would change my life forever. It was during this time that I met my future wife, and together we set out on a life of adventure that we still pursue to this day. With it, my love for photography was born.

Many of my photographs were created during our travels, hitchhiking and camping through Europe to Morocco, multi-day long distance hikes, driving and car camping through Turkey, Georgia and Central Asia along the Silk Road.

Despite working full-time as a Software Engineer, I always make time to pursue my love for exploration and photographing the beauty of Austria and beyond.

I love waking up early in the mountains and witnessing first hand the magic of nature, I live to explore the unknown and push myself to the limits and share the beauty I've witnessed with the world. I've built this website from scratch to present my best work and to maybe inspire a few others.

If you're looking to use or purchase any of my images then you have a few options:

If you're interested in the adventures behind the photographs, you can explore mine and my wife's travel blog Wild & Without and our Instagram page.

If you want to hire me, then you can use one of the above social media links to contact me. Or E-mail me.

For programming related topics, you can explore the following links:

This website is designed and programmed by me from scratch, naturally it's also open source, you can find the source code here.