Serdar Maras was born on a cold January day, in Uskudar province of Istanbul, in 1987. His first acquaintance with photography was when his mother was gifted a digital camera in 2003. Then, he started out as an amateur photographer. He took the first step in becoming a professional photographer when he bought a Digital SLR camera with the help of his family, especially his grandmother, in 2008, the year he started to study in the university. He developed himself and within a year he started doing some businesses with web-sites and agencies. In 2010, he set up his own home-studio and went on his works there. In 2011, he went to Malatya to do his military service. He served as a photographer in the military service as well. After his military service, he brought the latest photography equipments to his studio. He continues to work as a professional photographer actively.
His istiklal street photo was selected between thousands from a jury which includes the best photographers in the world