Orhan Cem Çetin : "A photograph is basically a blunt image lacking any inherent meaning whatsoever, waiting to be attached a meaning only by the viewer through highly complex, usually subconscious processes.
Attaching a meaning to a photograph not by the viewer but by its author so that it turns into a container, also involves extremely complex processes and constructing clear expressions with photography is a very difficult task, if not totally impossible. Whenever I do not feel satisfied with visual gratification or free associations generated in the viewers' minds, whenever I wish to clarify my expression and keep it clear independent of the time and place it is confronted with, I feel free to utilize other means, additional construction elements, materials other than photographic images, further means of expression, especially words, i.e. texts. I also believe that in order for a clear and sophisticated expression / communication to take place, it is important to be local and perform for the audience here and now. This in turn requires that I stay as much in proximity to the audience as possible."