we were at the celebration after the press conference, for release of ibrahim karaoglu’s book about artist ibrahim ors. book of artistic analysis on which they used one of my crap shots as portrait of the author. everything was great until the guy began singing out some kind of folksong very loud.

 

ahmet erhan pointing out the paparazzi 

  

author having a good time

 

lots of figures from fine arts community and literary world, hanefi yeter

 

ending the party with the starring.. he signed the book for me and noted down: I hope you make a photo of me someday, brother

 

with pleasure mr.

 

bad news is that these were the last shots I made with my beloved pentax me super, it’s broken now and way beyond repair. after some weeks of ebaying I found a clean leica m6 coupled with a cron 35mm. first shots, trix at 800 developed with ilfosol (crap combo) 

 

wandering around the office

 

 

 

luca & sinem

 

 

 

we discovered a nice tea-house near cigdem’s house

 

 

walking around taksim & sisli

 

 

back to work.. the famouse wc

 

mustafa preseva at his best

 

pointless photo session with umut, hosted by the avid room

 

 

 

 

on my way home

 

this is last time I use ilfosol, for sure

 

overtime & playstation madness

 

 

 

they call me to the front desk

 

aww cigdem’s given me a visit!

 

back to cafe

 

 

 

tolga. having telecined for the last 8 hours, he can’t open his eyes at light

 

pointless photo session with umut again, this time hosted by the sound room. all 1/8th

 

 

 

 

having ran out of chemicals, I had this roll developed and scanned at some photo store. I don’t understand how and why they produce sepia toned images from my trix rolls every time. I feel confused trying to desaturate bw shots.

actually, I love the way these digital photo stores approach on bw film photography.

– hi, do you have any kind of bw film?
– take this kodak gold, just shoot and we can convert your photos into bw.

later on, I realized that this guy was the fairest. some try to sell expired rolls for $10.

there is no doubt that the most enjoyable part is trying to print something with these guys. taking the initiative, he tries to brighten the photo to reveal the face in silhouette, or cancels the print for a particular photo if he doesn’t like the composition, claiming that it’s a crap photo shot by mistake.

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