Ali was born and grew up in Karasu, Turkey. He got his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology. "My interest in photography started with my enthusiasm of visualizing brain cells countries”. His research aims to understand mechanisms of brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease to develop new treatments. From the beginning of his research career, he has been interested in imagining complicated neuronal structures of the brain. Since 2007, he has been photographing in more than 15 countries. He has more than 60.000 followers online with over 100 million views. Ali mounted two exhibitions, one in Munich (2008) and one in San Francisco (2012). His Munich exhibition “From Munich to Istanbul” was highlighted in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Münchner Merkur and in münchen magazine. His San Francisco photos were published by major UK newspapers including Times and Daily Mail. Among many, the National Geographic and German Fotographie magazine also highlighted his works. According to him: “The moving scenes we witness in real life are less striking on a computer screen or a regular print, I wanted to present the world that impresses me in a unique way, hence, I chose large metal prints, which are very vivid and modern”.