Nothing To Lose But Yourself In Istanbul

Location: Turkey; Istanbul

Dates: Jun - Aug 2023

Synopsis: When a city is born out of the cultural exchange between East and West, opposing forces learn to coexist. Landmarks symbolising a long and complex history are juxtaposed with bandaged tourists who refuse to grow old. Tradition and modernity combine on the tattooed face of a young woman in Islamic attire. And Mother Nature, who put this city on the map by splitting it with the Bosporus, can cause havoc by proving the seismologists right. But despite these contradictions, or maybe because of them, Istanbul draws people in time and again.

Equipment: Fujifilm X100F, Fujifilm X-E3 with XF35mmF2 R WR

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Zine: 45 photographs and a 900-word essay - available on Blurb


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