He started photography in 1988, working in his neighbor's workshop. After retiring in 2013, he focused on his photography career.
He developed himself by participating in trainings such as advanced photography, photo processing techniques and lighting. He completed Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration in 2013 and Anadolu University Photography and Cameraman education in 2017.
He worked as a photography instructor at Edremit Photography and Cinema Art Association (EDFOD) and Public Education Centers, of which he was the founder.
He received awards and exhibitions in many competitions at home and abroad. He did personal photo shows. He participated in many solo and group exhibitions. He was a jury member in national and international photography competitions.
His photographs were exhibited in many countries of the world, and were included in catalogues.\r\n\r\nHIUP (Honorable IUP) by IUP (INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) as a result of awards and exhibitions won in International Competitions,
QPSA (QUALIFIED), by the Photographic Society of the United States (Photographic Society of the United States (PSA)),
AFIAP (Artist FIAP) title awarded by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).
Hon.Associate of SAP (ASAP) by Sigma Academy Of Photography (SAP),
Şimşek is a member of the United States Photographic Association (American Photography Association) (PSA), International Photographers Association (IUP), Asian Photographers Association (APU) operating in Singapore and Edremit Photographic Art Association (EDFOD).
He is currently the Chairman of Edremit Photography and Cinema Art Association (EDFOD).
He is married and has two children.