Ömer Babadag was born in Turkey in 1979. He studied metallurgy and materials engineering in Istanbul and Ankara. His interest in photography began with playing with his father’s camera and black and white film. In 2005, he began experimenting with alternative color film development techniques. In 2016, he picked up digital photography with the support of Nikos Economopoulos. He currently lives in both Houston, USA and Istanbul, Turkey.