Let Anything Die in Peace!

Let Anything Die in Peace!

Seek of immortality is a common problem since the first breath of human. We may take into consideration that Adam approached the forbidden tree to become immortal in heavens. So, whether you believe in existanialism or not, in human soul “immortality” is common feature. Great monuments for the excellancy of great kings and emperors were … Continue reading

A Bookcover is not Just a Bookcover

A Bookcover is not Just a Bookcover

First af all, I want to introduce the reason I started to write this post. The stimulus was just a bookcover I saw while we were having coffee together with my colleagues and having a quick gaze on a book. The bookcover was awesome: creative, not usual but familiar, sincere and conveying the message of the book … Continue reading

A Ten Mins Flow in My Precious

A Ten Mins Flow in My Precious

I have just gotten my new cheap Natural Density Filters. These shots are exposured around 12mins long. These shot are to be improved more, I am just a rookie long exposure photographer :) I sold half of my high quailty equipment, and changed with cheeper chinese ones :) With the surplus, I bought 3 ND8 … Continue reading

An Istanbul Panorama During Sunset

An Istanbul Panorama During Sunset

I am recently unemployed, yet I can not spend full time at home. Job seeking is a hard work in nowaday’s stuation in Turkey. Economics are going well relatively to other countries, however finding the correct job is quiet difficult. A job fulfilling both side’s expectations (sides here are employer and employee of course) is … Continue reading

Design Matters? For whom?

Design Matters? For whom?

“Medium is the message” McLuhan says. However, he meant to say “Message is the medium”. A typewriter in publishhouse misunderstood the statement in McLuhan’s writings, and typed the phrase reversely by mistake. Hey! One of the most important figure words forming 21th Cuntury was told by mistake! Was it a heavenly interference to dominate universal … Continue reading

A Spatial Mimesis of Sacred Wisdom: Hagia Sophia

A Spatial Mimesis of Sacred Wisdom: Hagia Sophia

One of the magicful wonders of the East is the ancient temple HAGIA SOPHIA indeed. In fact it was build in the name of God, but today’s political issues and religious disputes urge this intention to serve this magnificant structure to serve as a “touristic” place open for visit. As Orthodox basilica, HagiaSophia was built … Continue reading

Where is My Ithaca?

Where is My Ithaca?

Odysseus was fighting against angry gods and beautiful goddesses.. There was always a tangent point touching death sphear in his story. He insisted and resisted to rely on his aim: Ithaca. Ithaca was not only a concrete objective to reach, but also an imaginary galaxy grown up in his mind. A galaxy of his roots, … Continue reading

Analogue Experimentation

Analogue Experimentation

Here are some captions I exposed with my Nikon f50. Developing B&W films is a bit expensive for now, that is why just a few of colored photographs I can upload.. I need to save money, or beg my friend Ejgibey for developing my 10 rolls of Ilford PAN400 :) Frankly, I took these photos … Continue reading

Feeling a Fountain Pen As If My Veins

Feeling a Fountain Pen As If My Veins

Who remembers the last time using a pen to write something? Taking notes on a private notebook? Sketching something on thoughts, or drawing a plan showing your friend the way s/he is on? Who can imagine how does tactile pleasure of paper feel like? Having ink spots on your index finger? These questions sound you … Continue reading

Confession: The King has no Clothes!!

Confession: The King has no Clothes!!

I must have confessed before: The King is not dressed! There is of course a reason not screaming this truth till now. Whenever I saw the King, everybody made compliments on his wonderful clothes. I was supposing that I was the only who could not see the clothes. There must have been a problem surrounding … Continue reading

Caveman Revives!

Caveman Revives!

For around a week, I even could not hear the sound of my thoughts. Leaving %95 of my brain in Army Trustee Office gives many advantages (the rest for boy activities: viscus, &c..). However, it makes you incapable to think about any reality. Thinking? No need in army! Just obey the orders! %5 of a … Continue reading

Being A Pen Gunner Soldier

Being A Pen Gunner Soldier

The photo above indicates my emotions through martial lifestyle. Being a soldier is quiet difficult, indeed. Particularly for those who are much fat such as me. Thanks God, I am quiet strong to perform in recruit soldier activities. After fifteen days of tough activities under sun light, I look like a overcooked bread :) Turkish … Continue reading

Understanding a Joke After Twenty Years

Understanding a Joke After Twenty Years

Every culture has its own heros. Turkoman culture has a unique character called Nasreddin Hodja. This old Anatolian man is a wise but funny person, who tells jokes for society to educate them with cultural, moral and faithful maxims of all times. He is considered as both a master mentor and a philosopher. His jokes have … Continue reading

Drinking Coffee Like a Turk

Drinking Coffee Like a Turk

In 2008, We had a trip to Mostar from Sarajevo, Bosnia. We were so rush to come back for attending a public meeting in Liberation Square. The meeting was commemoration of Islamization in Bosnia in Ottoman period. For a conservative Turkish guy such as me, this meeting was not a social affiliate, but a duty … Continue reading

Velika Aleja Panorama

Velika Aleja Panorama

Velika Aleja is one of the places I feel in peace in Sarajevo. Here is a panoramic image I exposed in 2010 Fall. Just because I did not have a pod to stabilize my D80, there is a inconsistency between the frames, such as angle, distortion, saturation, &c.. I also suggest you listen to Sevdalinka … Continue reading

Alas! Literacy on Ignorence

Alas! Literacy on Ignorence

Turks of Central Asia had been taking Islam as their faith starting in 8th Century. A rapid change happened in world history, thousands of fresh Muslims served in the name of their God. It was not only a religious or military change, but also was a cultural shift for the new world. Arabic alphabet was … Continue reading

Thinking With Hands

Thinking With Hands

I have been drawing since I recognized myself as a being. It’s been a long time. Yet, I never use pencil and paper to create an image.. No sale, no exhibition.. I draw to think with another pathway. Understanding reality, realising inner voices and converting something from an idea to a concrete thing. I also … Continue reading

Patternisation of Turkish Domes

Patternisation of Turkish Domes

Dome.. A metaphorical element of Islamic Architecture. A dome creates an illusion of a nine layer universe, in a sense. On the top of the domes a verse from The Noble Qoran is scripted: (In the Name of Allah: the Beneficent, the Merciful) Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable … Continue reading

Wilderness of Love

Wilderness of Love

Oh Lord! Make me acquainted with the sorrow of love Even a moment, do not exile me from the sorrow of love!* While I was reading the heroic love story of Layla and Majnoon (Leylî u Mecnûn) in a book published in Istanbul, edition 1847, I fell in stuck to read one verse of a ghazal. Not having latin-lettered … Continue reading

Visual Pollution?

Visual Pollution?

I remember the first time I heard about visual pollution. It was a big issue in my mind at that time, nevertheless, I was not be able to coin a name to it! In Introduction to Visual Communication Design Course mentoring by Professor Fehim Hadzimuhamedovic.. That time I decided not to be a graphic designer.. … Continue reading

What? Photography? Huh..

What? Photography? Huh..

This discussion will not be ending by the time photography dies. First decades faced with the problem: If photography is a mirror or manipulation of the image maker? Digital era added more questions, indeed. Should we as, imagemakers_ be aware of the answers to these questions? Else, awareness of imagemaking process is not a big … Continue reading