These photographs have the average girl syndrome. My mom says that a beautiful face can only get uglier with time or you get bored and it becomes normalized. However the face of an average looking girl, slowly becomes better looking the more you look at it. I didn’t think twice about these photographs when I first took them, the seagulls were all in the wrong places but now, a year later, I appreciate their imperfect, subtle beauty.
January 2012 (Nikon D50)
Our first evening in Istanbul it started to rain as we crossed the Galata Bridge and so we ran into the square of the New Mosque. With no other cultural reference, I felt I was in the disney film Aladdin. There were potted palm trees and a central washing fountain. Arabic was written on the walls and some Turkish ladies were still going into the mosque as they put their shoes into plastic bags. I felt like I was in another world.