Omer Faruk Aksoy was born in Istanbul in 1952. He studied German and took photography courses in Switzerland. He was involved in some Turkish movies first as an assistant and then as a cameraman. He started documentary videos in Britain in 1980. He then moved to Saudi Arabia, where he directed advertisments and films for companies and state instititions, primarily for King Abd al-Aziz University, Umm al-Qura University, The Ministry of Information, The ministry of Hajj and the Administration of the Two Sanctuaries.