Visual Q&A: Idil Sukan

Visual Q&A: Idil Sukan

Photographer Idil Sukan has a funny niche: photographing comedians. She has worked on thousands of shows with well-known comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Sarah Pascoe, Bridget Christie and The Muppets.
We asked Idil 10 questions – questions which she could only respond to with images…

Who are you?

Why photography?


What is your trademark photographic style?


What truly inspires you?

Where do you go when you close your eyes?


Where is home for you?


How would you describe your lifestyle?


What makes a great shot?


How do you view the world?


What is an important lesson you have learned?

You can see more of Idil’s work on 500px or follow her around on Twitter.  

Idil Sukan’s debut exhibition, This Comedian, a retrospective of a decade of her work in the comedy industry, runs 20 February - 2 March, Embassy Tea Gallery, Southwark, London, 12pm-7pm, free entry. For more information visit

  If you’re in London on Jan 26, This Comedian is hosting a comedy night at the Duchess Theatre as a fundraiser. Featuring an amazing line up of comedians from TV and radio: Simon Evans, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan, Robin Ince, Michael Legge and as a special event, Arthur Darvill (from Doctor Who) will be performing a lost Beckett play. Don’t miss out if you’re in the area! Tickets & more info: