Istanbul Stories: Through the Window
Through The Window I saw you suffering… The city of Istanbul is divided by a sea lane called the Bosphorus Strait. The Ferries have traversed these waters for millennia and were the only mode of transport between the European and Asian halves of Istanbul before the bridges. When I was working in Istanbul, my daily job did not give me many opportunities for photography. There was no time to get out to the office and shoot. For that reason, I used my commuting times to shoot photos on public transport. I was living in Asia and my work was in the European part, so I was using ferries mostly. I was with them, and everyone had a different story to tell. I want to capture their emotions. This series of photos looks at the people in the ferry lines and tries to connect them with the viewers using the power of photography. We, photographers, put lens glass between people and ourselves. Now, I put another glass window in this series to isolate myself and give my subject a different story.