Thursday, July 31, 2008


Sarkis: From Ankara to the Present. 1965-2007... Watercolor-video installation

Or is it already too late to stop it?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Are there still gleams of hope through the cracks for peaceful existence?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


All you could see was the sadness and anger in people's eyes...

Monday, July 28, 2008


There is no doubt that there are hidden hands behind terrorism...

Friday, July 25, 2008

the difference

Cesme, Izmir
I like the difference between sunset at sea and sunset at field is that at sea one could see a sun glitter...

Thursday, July 24, 2008


A novice start to reach zenith...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Abandoned small boat "Yunus" (Dolphin) is having its share of moving sea water's erosion effect.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

a benign smile

Alsancak, Izmir
A student having her first recital accompanied by piano teacher. White dress intentionally gloved in order to reflect the duality: black dress of master, pure white dress of learner, interaction of two energies causing everything to happen.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Once water started seeping into the concrete, it spreads like a disease...

Friday, July 18, 2008

too busy for a break?

Sometimes all you need is a break. It was a very busy week; looks like my body need some rest this weekend.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

good life

Cesme, Izmir
The simple pleasures of living the good life by the sea.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Black and white always looks right. Black onyx is believed to be one of the most powerful protection stones.
As this is the last creation in this series, I would like to thank you all for your generous comments and encouraging feedbacks.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Opals show such a striking play of colours. The spheres, which are arranged in more or less compact structures, succeed in dissecting the light on its passage through the gemstone, always new and always different.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone, occurs in only one place worldwide, in East African state of Tanzania. Its blue, surrounded by a fine hint of purple is a wonderful colour.
This image was chosen as the August image of the 2008 calender of the community of

Friday, July 11, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Aquamarine name is derived from the Latin "water of the sea". From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea...

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Jasper is often named according to its pattern: landscape jasper, the most popular, offers a small panorama in stone.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Kordonboyu, Izmir
Lapis is a strong royal blue color, sometimes with a hint of violet, that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Horizon to me is an expression to be searched within. The beauty of horizon is endless and keeps my mind rich with ideas for photographic creations. I'm experimenting with different ways of creating pictures with a pleasing textures from one horizon to the other. I try to do this by associating gemstones with my creations, which are the most intensely colored natural material available on earth. Every gem has a unique range of colors can be found in nature. Each of my creations bear the name of resembling gem stone by means of color variations. The first one in the series is Topaz; it is a gemstone of all colors, and its most valuable color is a golden orange-yellow, called "imperial topaz".
I 'll keep posting the others if you will enjoy my "gem horizons".

Monday, July 7, 2008

the lift

Karatas, Izmir
The Historical Lift (Asansor) is another symbol of Izmir. It is fun to ride up this 19th-century lift in Karatas, the old Jewish quarter, for city views from its rooftop restaurant.

Friday, July 4, 2008

sit and wait

Karaburun, Izmir
He is just waiting for the moment to arrive... Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Konak, Izmir
There is nothing quite like sitting in the boat and enjoying afternoon tea while watching the sunset in Izmir.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

windows in landscape

Bornova, Izmir
Somebody else's worn painting, but not in the original state and accompanied by real windows brought my mind the relationship between human and things...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

morning hours

Cesme, Izmir
Experienced fishermen prefer to do the most of the fishing in the early morning.