Timurtas Onan was born and brought up in Istanbul. Becoming involved in photography in 1980 he has worked as a professional photographer for the past 25 years.
Through this period he has participated in, organised and attended many photographic events, taking part in and holding exhibitions of his work both at home in Turkey and abroad and also acting as a jury member for national and international photographic competitions.
His work has involved international photographic projects, the creation of documentary films on socially relevant issues and he is particularly well known for his distinctive projects on Istanbul. His work as an artist can be seen in many public and private collections in Turkey and abroad. At the present time he is holding photo workshops; curating various exhibitions, and working on new photographic projects.