Deniz is drawn to living in Istanbul because people of all backgrounds, races, ages and ethnicities converge there. She says that traveling, photography and writing are the pieces of puzzle that makes her who she is. Films, nature, art exhibitions, Gypsy songs and amazing life stories are but a few of her many inspirations. Aside from freelancing, she has also published a magazine called match-up and created a project called Who They Art, which connects artists, travellers and designers throughout the world.