Murat started photography at an early age as an apprentice to Josephine Powell in Istanbul. He holds a PhD in musicology with a dissertation exploring the utopian aspects of Gustav Mahler’s works. Since 2000 he has focused mainly on portraiture and collaborative projects. In 2007, he participated in the documentary Claude Lévi-Strauss: Return to the Amazon as assistant director. He directed, filmed and co-authored the script of The Colorado (2016), a music-based documentary to which five composers contributed original music. He is currently working on The Amazon, a sequel to The Colorado.