“Turkey. 2008-2014” project
Turkey is a fast developing country and it changes very much every year. Many places which I photographed a couple of years ago look quite different now: new buildings, new roads and highways, new stadiums… But there are still many places where people are mostly still not rich and live “traditionally”: with traditional household, farming, culture, tools, clothes, economy. But it changes very fast. Day by day fewer and fewer places with the “traditional” lifestyle could be seen. These changes are doubly interesting, since Turkey is a border and in the same time the bridge between Europe and Asia. And it can’t finally decide – is it more European or Asian? This uncertainty is clearly seen if you compare East and West of Turkey. This project is about outgoing vestigial Turkey and it will be a memory about today’s and yesterday’s Turkey very soon.
All photos are captured using hand-made soft lens with the B&W negative film. No computer manipulations.
Using hand-made soft focus lens helps to eliminate some details to get the general view, to make the pictures out of time and to emphasize the light.