Monday, June 30, 2008

pebble skimming

Yildizburnu, Cesme, Izmir
There is nothing quite so satisfying as the feeling derived from hurling a small rock at a sea and watching it bounce repeatedly.
I saw these guys at 6:00 in the morning, trying to throw the pebbles as far as they can. They were competing to make the stone bounce as many times as possible.

Friday, June 27, 2008

in a hurry

Odemiş, district of Izmir
Hurry up weekend. Is this what we live for all week?
See you on Monday...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

sea steps

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
Another tranquil early morning scene from my favorite spot.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


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

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
In the early morning the distant image of Cesme. Can you hear the voices of the wind and the swash of the waves?

Monday, June 23, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
There has been a spectacular recession of the sea exposing the sea floor.

Friday, June 20, 2008


The first major scientific study of facial communication was published by Charles Darwin in 1872. Darwin concluded that many expressions and their meanings are universal.
Can you analyze the expression on her face?

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Preparations for graduation ceremonies at the close of the school year.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

farewell to Avni Anıl

Avni Anıl (1928 - 2008)
Turkish classical music composer and songwriter Avni Anıl passed away in Izmir on Saturday.
Anıl is known to have composed more than 120 Turkish unforgettable songs and he received the prestigious title of state artist in 1988.
Thanks for the photo Muhlis...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Aegean Sea, Cesme, Izmir
The sea is generous towards people and is open to everybody.

Monday, June 16, 2008

thriller match

Turkey staged one of the greatest comebacks in a major tournament, scoring three times in the last 15 minutes to beat Czech Republic 3-2 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2008.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

everything in his hands

My father, my hero...
Date of Father's Day varies from country to country; we are celebrating on the third Sunday of June in Turkey.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Splash into summer fun with water slide!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Museum of History and Art, Izmir
Investigating different examples of the human form in ancient art and in modern times.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
In Cesme, set your clock to wake up as early as possible. In summer, the early morning's breeze beside the beach feels wonderful, and that is the best time to search for a place to sit and watch the sunrise .

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

touch the horizon

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
What does it mean to “touch the horizon” to you?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

distance catch

Cesme, Izmir
Concentration in the dog and man was remarkable...

Monday, June 9, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Silent day by the Aegean Sea in the summertime and a lonely boat in the distance...

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Did you ever think of walking on the sea?

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Suffering from refrigerator addiction... Hoping, and expecting that new things have appeared from the last time I opened my fridge.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Sometimes two are better than one...

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
The jetty, sometimes, is an ugly concrete structure.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

japanese photography

Kenji Kawamoto during his presentation, Izmir
Previous day, I attended to a presentation on chronology of significant events and photographers in the history of Japanese photography presented by Kenji Kawamoto.
It was very interesting to know about Japanese photography's expansion and development of its own identity and how Japanese fine-art photography achieved a worldwide recognition with such names as Araki, Sugimoto, etc...
Event hosted by Çizgelikedi, a visual arts initiative.
Thanks to Kenji Kawamoto, Arzu Filiz Güngör and Yalçın Çıdamlı for their efforts.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


a composite image of four photos
It's good to have one day a year which just belongs to me.

Monday, June 2, 2008

morning rush

Kordonboyu, Izmir
This part of the city wakes up with the cry of the seagulls.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Summer's just around the corner; some already started to recharge for fall.