Monday, March 31, 2008

expo light

Milan, 2006
Today, Milan won the right to host the Expo 2015 world fair, beating out the Turkish city of Izmir. The Paris-based International Exhibitions Bureau chose Italy's Milan over Izmir in a secret ballot of its 140 members. Two candidate cities, Izmir and Milan, competed to host the event, which is cited as the third largest event in the world in terms of economic and cultural impact, after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

sad news

"onyx", 2007-Aug-09, Aegean Sea, Izmir
Today, I received the sad news that Caroline had died on Friday in her sleep. Caroline Skilbred was one of the first people I met on MFT internet photographic community and I enjoyed her critiques of my images. It's heart breaking to hear the sad news... Caroline was always generous with her time and patient with her comments & answers. I can only imagine what a lucky gift it must have been to know her in person. She will be missed and remembered as truly a remarkable character. My condolences go out to his family...
The last critique she made on my above image "onyx":

"I just love pictures like this. Brave of you to make it black and white (I have the impression that most don't dare to convert such minimalist seascapes into b&w). :-) Relaxing and meditative picture."

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Thinking with all the recent happenings...

Friday, March 28, 2008

in command

Buca Horseback Riding Club, İzmir
Exploring sensation and meaning in movement...

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Eearly morning fog at Sabuncubeli Pass, on the national highway of Izmir-Manisa state road.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Alsancak, İzmir
Happy, but shy and sensitive...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Çeşme, İzmir
Suddenly the unimaginable begins to happen, raindrops begin to fall from high in the sky...

Monday, March 24, 2008


Çeşme, İzmir
Fishermen live in the battleground...

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Çeşme, İzmir
The experience of floating in the calm sea that day brought to mind the joy in simplicity.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

another calm day

Çeşme, İzmir
Beautiful, calm water and reflections in the early morning.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Tiny spring rain drops come into everyone’s life...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

first ripples of the wave

a visitor in "Modern and Beyond" exhibition
The quality of brainwaves has a profound effect on the quality of our daily functioning.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Dramatic change is on the horizon...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Çeşme, İzmir
Early seagulls on parade, choose to have breakfast in our reserve.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Ödemiş, district of İzmir
A single spectator getting ready to watch local Rahvan Horse Race in Ödemiş.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

shoot for the sky

Karaburun, İzmir
Is shooting traffic signs with cameras and with firearms a global habit?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

another fishing day

Çeşme, İzmir

Another beautiful day on the water with my good friends.

Friday, March 14, 2008

iron work

Liman, İzmir
Sometimes I felt that the city had been paralyzed by the never-ending construction.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Balçova, İzmir
Playground slide fun for little girl.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

the sad circle

Buca Horseback Riding Club, Izmir
Intense work in a confined circle...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Can you guess what this is?

Monday, March 10, 2008


Çeşme, İzmir
I'll be away from home in a business trip for few days, so I might not be able to update my blog during this period.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

thank you...

Zeytinler, Izmir
Celebrated on 8 March, International Women's Day is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential.

Thanks to all women who have influenced my life and inspired me by their example...

Saturday, March 8, 2008

tired eyes

Ödemiş, district of İzmir
Old butcher of the town had such tired eyes, as tired as those of a wise man who thinks his words no longer had any value.

Friday, March 7, 2008


Ödemiş, district of İzmir
A sincere chat in a friendly manner; so deep that they did not care what I was doing there...

Thursday, March 6, 2008


İzmir, Buca Horseback Riding Club
Some say horses learn faster and have more positive interactions with humans when they receive food as a reward.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme
At the end of the day, a single seagull in flight, tired of finding and fighting for food...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

signs of summer

İzmir, Çeşme
One can feel the summer is coming when seeing the beach umbrellas came out of the storage for renewal.

Monday, March 3, 2008


The aim of being above...

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Boats appeared to be trying to catch the sunset...

Saturday, March 1, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme
Another calm day... The velvet folds of the sea stretching out in front of me.