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  fplohoff / © Frank-Peter Lohoff      Projet : The Shadows of Istanbul
"Conrad, Nabokov, Naipaul - these are writers known for having managed to migrate between languages, cultures, countries, continents, even civilisations. Their imaginations were fed by exile, a nourishment drawn not through roots but through rootlessness; mine, however, requires that I stay in the same city, on the same street, in the same house, gazing at the same view. Istanbul's fate is my fate: I am attached to this city because it has made me who I am.
Flaubert, who visited Istanbul 102 years before my birth, was struck by the variety of life in its teeming streets; in one of his letters he predicted that in a century's time it would be the capital of the world. The reverse came true: after the Ottoman empire collapsed, the world almost forgot that Istanbul existed. The city into which I was born was poorer, shabbier, and more isolated than it had ever been its 2,000-year history. For me it has always been a city of ruins and of end-of-empire melancholy." Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
I´ve been 1st time in my life in Istanbul in March 2011. I stayed for 4 days walking all day in the streets of Eminönü, Fener, Beyoglu, Galata, Karakoy, Tophane, Pera and Tunel. I could not stop looking and shooting with my Leica and a 25mm Zeiss Biogon which I used here first time. Before I came I was planning to do a B/W serie but it turned out quite soon that Istanbul was my color city. I perceived people and places as a composition of moving lights and shadows and I decided to go for this perception and do a serie on this. 
12 photos 0 draft - Créé le: 08/06/2011 - Modifié le: 25/06/2011



The Blue Mosque
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18/06/2011    3 comm. photo
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The Blue Mosque
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3 men in a Café
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3 men in a Café
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In the sunlight
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24/06/2011    7 comm. photo
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In the sunlight
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Invitation for a Chai
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Invitation for a Chai
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The Bazaar
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26/06/2011    4 comm. photo
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The Bazaar
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A little voyage to Asia
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27/06/2011    3 comm. photo
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A little voyage to Asia
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27/06/2011   3 comm. photo
The Old Lady from Fener
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30/06/2011    4 comm. photo
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The Old Lady from Fener
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The melancholic on the bridge
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01/07/2011    3 comm. photo
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The melancholic on the bridge
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wanderlust
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04/07/2011    4 comm. photo
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wanderlust
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The story of the wind
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The story of the wind
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A Touch of Vermeer
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A Touch of Vermeer
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The phone Call
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10/08/2011    5 comm. photo
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The phone Call
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