Apart from his profession as mechanic engineer, Tortu started to his career in art with drawing cartoons in 1972. His works were exhibited byTurkish ministry of culture. The photographer received his first award in 1978. Since then he has held several solo exhibitions in abstract photography and his works have been awarded in the national and international competitions. In 2010 FIAP (Fédération de Internationale deI’Art Photographique ) entitled him to AFIAP (Artiste FIAP) and the artist gained the title of EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) in 2011.
Tortu prefers fictional and creative part of the photography. He aims to lead people to ask direct questions instead of questioning. In his point of view art is the unique way to have a solid and fair connection with life.