A Thrillingly Colorful Vision of Istanbul

April 3, 2015 2:27 PM

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A Thrillingly Colorful Vision of Istanbul

Yener Torun, 32, is an architect-turned-photographer who has lived in Istanbul since he was 14, and has now decided to show an unconventional side of his city. His minimalist street photography shows Turkey's capital from a new perspective: one that is less traditionally Middle Eastern and more modern, industrial and geometric.

In contrast to the mosques and arabesques at the city's center, Torun's photos display the architecture of the city’s suburbs, which, despite their leanings toward modernism, do still retain the contemporary flavor of the Middle East. Bright colors and sparkling shades illuminate staircases and buil...

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