June 2010

Dreams of Istanbul

Istanbul
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I dream of Istanbul. Four days and nights I’ve lived and breathed the city. Its east and west, capitalism and socialism, Asianness and Europeanness, beauty and ugliness.

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What’s the Story?

Photography
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Nothing could be more fundamental to our mental faculties than our innate ability to tell and comprehend stories.

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Meedo Factorial

Writing
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This has been the longest I’ve gone without posting a new story. For the past 10 days I’ve been working on (and off) my portfolio and when I look back on previous work I get into a pensive mood. And when I think I don’t feel. And when I don’t feel I don’t write.

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Anything to Ad?

Beirut
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I have mixed feelings about advertising, and generally accept or turn down projects on a case-by-case basis. Plus I only consider photography an expensive hobby, and in fact don’t make any mention of it on my website or business card.

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Short and Sweet

Writing
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Shakespeare’s Polonius claims that brevity is the soul of wit. Yet he’d have chattered on and on if Hamlet did not half-accidentally stab him to death.

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Playtime

Architecture
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Since its release almost four decades ago, Jacques Tati’s Playtime (1967) has aged like a fine wine. It started life as a critical punching bag and slowly gained recognition as an exquisitely detailed (and very funny) vision of a bland and ultimately bleak modern distopia.

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