open water swimmer, windsurfer,
aerial & astro photographer,
amateur pilot, cosmist.
Hi, I’m Can — pronounced as [ j aa n ] — born and raised by the Aegean Sea, I am a multi-disciplinary individual with a passion for many things that life has to offer. I do my best to consume and contribute as much knowledge and to experience as much as possible.
Technology plays a central role in my life, particularly digital transformation, decentralized finance and artificial intelligence. My engineering background contributes greatly to my work and business in tech based fields. As a believer in self-sovereignty, I have been contributing to the decentralized finance industry since 2016 and have provided for companies ranging from blockchain startups to global crypto exchanges. I am absolutely fascinated of distributed ledger technologies (Blockchain / DAG) and the philosophy of cypherpunks such as Satoshi Nakamoto.
My passion for astrophotography, open-water swimming, and aerial photography are all connected by a common thread: the desire to explore, understand and connect with the habitat around me. Astrophotography opens the door to the universe by letting me look up at the night sky and connect with the vastness of the universe. Open-water swimming has a similar effect, but in the opposite direction - it allows me to immerse myself in the ocean to connect with its inhabitants as I swim and gaze down. Aerial photography gives a bird’s eye overview of ourselves and the earth, to let me see the footprints & effects of our presence on the planet.
I am the co-founder of StellarXperiences which is a company focusing on custom-curated Astrophotography tours and lectures at various dark spots on Earth. StellarXperiences collaborates with governmental and private organisations, raising awareness on astrotourism areas and dark sky reserves by emphasising the importance of preserving dark skies.
I am also a creative director producing visual content. Although most of the work shown on this website were created purely for my own pleasure, I have also produced video content for corporations like Microsoft EU.
Limited edition fine art prints of my photography are available for purchase.
Please contact me directly for projects related to decentralized finance, photography and all else.