Atilla Alp Bölükbaşı was born in 1964 in Akçaabat, Trabzon.period. He has converted his interest for collection he started with the post stamps he collected while he was only 10, into a rich photography collection.Bölükbaşı has archived old books, documentary movies, ephemeras and fratellis belonging to Trabzon. He carries out some studies to exhibit his collections, which are mentioned with thousands today, in the Trabzon History Museum. Bölükbaşı converted his interest in photography into a hobby by establishing a dark chamber in 1977. Bölükbaşı developed a passion for journalism in secondary school. He made a book work in the characteristic of a documentary. He wrote in magazines. He started taking thematic photographs by his journalist career he started in Karadeniz (Black Sea) Newspaper in 1981.He bought the Akçaabat Postasi (The Akçaabat Post) newspaper and Trabzon'da Spor gazetesi in which he started to work as an interviewer, and been its owner for three years. He has published 33 books consists of photographs and biographies, and one poetry book. He directed many documentaries and worked as a copywriter.He has been a jury member in many photography competitions; held 38 exhibitions in Turkey, 5 in Paris, and 1 in Dortmund. His interviews were published on many television programs. Atilla Alp Bölükbaşı is married to Melek Bölükbaşı. He is a father of two children, namely his daughter Çisem and his son Ali Mert.