Saturday, May 31, 2008

console generation

Cesme, Izmir
-part two-
A relaxing duck shooting game?..
Some children are probably aware that these rules do not apply outside the realm of the game and that they shouldn't include elements and rules from the games in their play.
Anyhow, as you said, the question marks and answers are up to the viewers...

Friday, May 30, 2008

console generation

Urla, Izmir
-part one-
I will try to visualize a concern and make a proposition with some photos.
My question marks are:
"Does playing violent video games cause real-life aggression?"
"Do children become more aggressive after playing or watching a violent video game?"

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Buca, Izmir
How do you view your path; is it wide or narrow, straight or twisted, long or short, smooth or rough?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

big blue

Cesme, Izmir
Whenever I see dolphins from far, Luc Besson's cult movie "Le Grand Bleu" comes to my mind.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Museum of History and Art, Izmir
Impressed by the depth of great stone work, she seems to touch the atmosphere of the ancient times.

Monday, May 26, 2008

best director

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has won Cannes Film Festival's Best Director award on Sunday for his searing family drama "Three Monkeys ".
Ceylan is one of my favorite photographers, who is a master of shooting beautiful images.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Without the wind, one will sail nowhere...

Friday, May 23, 2008


Group of three by the sea.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

the search

She expected to find herself, spending lots of time navigating through photos.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Blend of traditional and modern...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

mysterious triangle

Something flew into the sky, like an arrow thrown up...

Monday, May 19, 2008


Inviting reflections of the sun from the sea.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Looking shy into the camera.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


santralistanbul organizes workshops covering different science topics for a wide range age group of children.

Friday, May 16, 2008

modern and beyond

an installation from the exhibition
Arts and cultural complex Santral Istanbul's opening exhibition "Modern and Beyond" covers the history of modern art in Turkey during the period between 1950 and 2000.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

take a rest

I'm going away for a couple of days; first to Istanbul and then to Bodrum. I'll try to update my blog from there...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Seagull looks around and sits for a while to take a rest and enjoy the calm of the Aegean Sea.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

the sun will rise

Deepest condolences to the victims of duelling disasters in China and Myanmar.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Boredom of city life as seen from a dog's perspective.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Mother's Day may be very painful and lonely for some people...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

morning wash-up

Kordonboyu, Izmir
He wakes up early every morning, washes up, and tries his best to continue on...

Friday, May 9, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
The early morning atmosphere of Boyalik Bay allows to relax mind, body and soul.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

arona everyday

I consider myself really lucky to have some fantastic friends who are involved with photography. Today, I'm more than happy to feature Arona Daily Photoblog that recently created by a person whose example and counsel has been very beneficial to me.
What really makes a great photograph is the person behind the camera. And in my point of view, Diederick's creations reflects his elegance as a photographer and as a person.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

tribute candles

Aybars Ciliv 1938 - 2006

Today is the first day of the third year that one of my mentors, Uncle Aybars is out of reach.
I have many fond memories of Uncle Aybars. To me, he was a man of wisdom, understanding and discernment. He will always be dearly missed but his spirit and knowledge remain within me...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

black cat

Buca, Izmir
Good luck, bad luck, who knows?

Monday, May 5, 2008


Cankaya, Izmir
Only a few people have the key to the front door...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

the language of daisies

Cesme, Izmir
Daisies have been the subject of many verses. One favorite verse is young girls's picking a handful of daisies with eyes closed. The number of blossoms in hand told of the number of years remaining until marriage. What has the daisy been associated with in your society?

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
"Hepsi" is a Turkish pop girl group. Its four members are in their late teens and all from the city of Istanbul. Their fans are made up mainly of teenaged and pre-teen girls including my daughter. I had a chance to capture each member during their live performance. Yasemin is one of them...

Friday, May 2, 2008

time to close up shop

Alacati, Izmir
In many rural areas of Turkey, street merchants still dress up formally in order to treat customers with respect.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Kordonboyu, Izmir
Mixed emotions on a somber day...