I’m reposting some of my favorite street portraits from Istanbul because I’ve been thinking about them.
That week of February was actually really important to me, because once again, I was proving myself that I can still do things that I haven’t done in a while. And also, notice that the experiences once impossible, became reality. Istanbul was a totally different new city and scenario, I wanted to belong to the craziness in the streets near Grand Bazzar, I wanted to look at people’s faces and understand what’s their routines. I wanted to slowly in our short time, capture everything new my eyes saw.
Traveling alone or even with someone can give you so many rich experiences. You will never see some humans again in your entire life, but those minutes with them completed those minutes in that present time. Even if you forget about that moment, it was actually a moment that completed yourself in the past.
Naturally, I'm thinking a lot about where to go next. Usually, I travel for work. But, strangely, I’m making plans to carry my cameras around to somewhere without any plan after Summer. We'll see! (...) As a photographer — and most importantly a human that is in the beggining of everything — living these experiences in such short time, made my mind and heart more aware of what I want and who I am. Be part of a place you don't belong for a short time, is healthy for your mind as a human. See other perspectives of reality now. I like to look at some photographs carefully, and live them again or simply see more than "what was my present" during that experience. Why did I take those? What can we learn from the experiences we get exposed to? I made those portraits with such a good weird feeling inside my head. I felt like I was dreaming. To be in that place was too good to be reality. But it was reality. And I thank God everyday for letting me live such good experiences while I grow. And I truly believe that this is only the beginning. I truly believe there’s the world to seek forever. So I don't worry about what's my next adventure gonna be too much. Everything comes, perfectly, in the right time. //