My name is Filiz Telek. I am a social artist, process designer, poet/writer, community organizer and a transition host whose purpose is to serve the transition of the humanity and the planet to the new paradigm by awakening a sense of possibility and sacred in human heart and spirit.


As a photographer, I am called to cross the thin veil between the visible and invisible worlds,
distilling the magic and sacred in presence. My photography – especially of the people in their most vulnerable and authentic expressions – is a reflection of my love for the world.

I see and show beauty. Because amidst the ongoing chaos of our times, committing acts of beauty is necessary to keep sane.

I am available for editorial and portrait assignments anywhere in the world.

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My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird –
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old?  Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect?  Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.

-Mary Oliver