This image was taken in Istanbul, part of my "She" series.  "I photograph my close friends because this offers an area of deeper intimate relationship between myself and my subject. Yet, I scrape their known identities and work with them as anonymous beings. The focus is on the mutual and natural interaction between the object and the subject, the one looked at and the one looking at. They are usually female in their 30’s, which is a special period in which one transforms into a certain level of maturity. Women are multi-character personalities who can switch between different identities fast, while sustaining an integrity. Under a veil of mystery, a unique blend of power and sensibility define women. Their body language drags me into a surreal world, feeding my fantasies and dreams. This fascinates me with different levels of narration, a mixture of dreams and reality."
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