I am feeling inspired by the rich cityscape of Istanbul: the kaleidoscope of colours, the exotic scents that hang on humid air, the lovely clash and clamour on the streets. Some of my favourite days here have been spent wandering the labyrinth of possibilities, taking time to notice and capture the quirks that collectively create this unique city.
I’ve been particularly drawn to the textures; I’m loving how corrugated iron, dusty concrete and chipboard façades abut, forming varying surfaces in this shape-shifting city. And the palette, oh so vibrant, jumping from tiles and carpets and walls to dance in a dizzying blur around me. I’ve also developed a fondness for the way disrepair flirts with the delightful; the streets graciously host these derelict characters as if they understand that they need a gritty edge to hold their own.
Here are some of the images from my recent walks.