Since 1991, Emin has been recognized as a trend-setting, international fashion photographer, having worked in cities across the globe, including Paris, New York, Milan, Vienna, Athens, Cape Town, Cairo and more. A self-taught fashion photographer, Emin found his calling while working as a booker at a modeling agency. It was during this time that he first had the opportunity to pick up a camera and exercise his creative eye.
Over ten years in the business as an international fashion model, including work published in GQ and Rolling Stone, Emin gained a first-hand appreciation for the environment in front of the camera. That experience, in turn, now helps him create visually beautiful and daring situations from behind it. Among his various talents, Emin also has an eye for scouting new talent; he has discovered and made the careers of four top male and female international models.
Emin has been published in over 100 magazines including Italian Vogue, Elle, and Prim. He has been honored with over thirty international photography awards, including the American Photo, The Great Design Show and Print magazine. Editorial coverage about his career has appeared in Leica World Magazine (LFI), Picture, Professional Photographer and PDN. “E” Television also filmed behind the scene footage during a photo shoot.
Emin’s most important accomplishment to date is Clear Magazine, a globally distributed fashion and design magazine he founded in 2001. In his role as publisher and creative director, Emin celebrates the world’s most innovative fashion and design. Clear has a proven track record of successful media partnerships in some of the world’s most prestigious design events, including Design Miami, Art Basel, ICFF, Salone del Mobile, and NeoCon. Clear Magazine is also the proud winner of 30 international design awards. Recently Clear Magazine was featured in Adobe’s worldwide campaign for the highly interactive digital magazine iPad app which is now sold on iTunes. The issue was awarded “digital magazine of the year” DMA2011.
Clear has become an unparalleled creative venue for Emin as an artist, through which he has acquired a large client base that includes: BMW, Lexus, Team One, Zenith, Media Com, Vitra, Frighetto, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, etc. Through Clear, Emin has also proudly collaborated with multiple artistic icons, including Takashi Murakami, Ross Lovegrove, Arne Quinze, Marcel Wanders and Philippe Starck.
+ design director and founder of Clear Magazine with global distribution in 26 countries and winner of 31 international design awards.
+ successfully planned, implemented and executed full turn key production/ development/ design/ web/ manufacturing/ distribution of the following publications: Clear Magazine, “4c”, Ambassador and Jack.
+ created visual treatments for Warner Brothers Network 2005 season.
+ professor of editorial design @ Center of Creative Studies 2004/2005.
+ brand development, photography and campaign creation for Dollhouse, Amuleti J, Vigoss Jeans, be- clear, I spy.
+ fashion photographer –photograhed thousands of models and has been published in over twenty international magazines.
+ Adobe –subject matter of their worldwide campaign on design 2006/2007.
+ developed and designed 25 international brand logos.
+ worked with thousands of fashion models over the years including: Miranda Kerr, Madeleine Blomberg, Barbara Berger, Daniela Ciccarelli, Valeria K, Ana Claudia, Elise Taylor, Masha Sokolova, Suzanne Diaz, Sandra Cisa, Tori Praver, Thana Kuhnen, Marcel Castenmiller, and Yaya Kosikova.