Looking for Ara Guler

Ara G├╝ler is in my opinion one of the best street photographer ever. He is a big part of the reason why Istanbul is part of our world trip. Yet, maybe a bit naively, I never found his Istanbul. Instead of it, I discovered a modern and cosmopolite city. I guess my image of Istanbul was the one of long ago, and I was somehow disappointed by how Istanbul evolved. This was until today when we got away from the touristic areas to enter some less concurred neighbourhood such as Uskudar or Fener. Suddenly, it was all under my eyes, the world of Ara had appeared. (Note : due to the quantity of images, the viewing experience will be improved by clicking on the first one and use the slideshow navigation buttons of the pop up window).

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph


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