Archive for February, 2012

I arrived in Istanbul the day before the forecast called for a week of “winds and weather coming in from Siberia.”  Soon after the realization arrived that eastern Europe is an odd choice for a vacation spot in the dead of January.
I was there on a week long street photography course hosted by the talented and wonderful Thatcher Cook.  I have been following Thatcher’s work for years and I was thrilled to know that he was hosting a workshop during my off season in a city I’ve always been curious about. 
I had a wonderful time and learned, above all, to learn to slow down and love photography just for the beauty of the art. I’m pledging to take more pretty pictures just for the love of it, to see light and beauty everywhere, and to try to capture it on film.
Wish me luck. 🙂
Here’s what I saw on the streets of Istanbul.  Enjoy.
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