Istanbul-based photographer Abdullah Aydemir thinks that children’s eyes have the ability to conceal the entire universe. Continue reading »
Initially, people used pools of water to observe their reflections and viewed it as a magical experience. The first man-made mirrors were created from polished stones like black volcanic glass obsidian, and examples of such mirrors were discovered in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), dating back to approximately 6000 BC.
Prior to the development of glass mirrors, ancient Egyptians crafted metal mirrors using materials such as copper, bronze, silver, and tin. They flattened sheets of metal and polished them until they could be used as mirrors. These mirrors had rounded shapes, ornamentation on the backside, and handles for ease of use. Continue reading »
Photographer Alper Yesiltas Spent 12 Years Shooting This Window Until Owners Demolished The Building
Istanbul photographer and lawyer Alper Yesiltas spent 12 years shooting the same window in different seasons until the owner demolished the building. Continue reading »
Wonderland Eurasia, billed as “Europe’s biggest theme park,” opened in Ankara, Turkey, in March 2019. Political turmoil, uneven ride quality, and a lack of attendance caused the massive park to close its doors permanently after less than a year of operation. Continue reading »
The winners of this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards, organised by Anadolu Agency, have been announced.
Photo of the Year 2021 & Single News First Prize. Mohammed Shajahan’s photograph titled Mom Love, selected from among nearly 15,000 photographs submitted from different parts of the world, won the Photo of the Year 2021 award. (Photo by Mohammed Shajahan/Istanbul Photo Awards 2021) Continue reading »
Born in a small coastal town in Turkey, Eva Karabudak has gained international renown for her one-of-a-kind, intricately detailed, micro-realism tattoos. Continue reading »
Turkish artist Durmuş Bahar creates amazing surreal Victorian-style collages with steampunk elements. You can buy some of his works as NFT on Rarible. Continue reading »
Artist Shows The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That Our Children Currently Live In By Combining Photos
Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet.
According to an artist: “Hello Everyone, I’m Uğur Gallenkuş from Istanbul, Turkey. I create collages juxtaposing two images, including the work of some of today’s most intrepid photojournalists. Continue reading »
People are weird. They cook and eat the strangest things. This time it’s an octopus stuffed inside a turkey, sitting on top of crab legs, and (optionally) garnished with bacon strips. This monstrous culinary invention was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, and honestly… it looks like a crime against culinary art. Continue reading »
Turkey’s indigenous (but with an American Ford engine) Anadol Böcek (Bug), was designed by Jan Nahum of the Ford-Otosan corporation in 1975. The car was produced between 1975 and 1977, in a very limited production run of 200-or-so vehicles. Continue reading »
Some call her the baker from hell, others – a diabolical genius, but one thing is for sure – Sarah Hardy has one hell of a talent. This British baker makes the most unique, goriest, craziest and weirdest cakes and chocolates you’ve ever seen. Continue reading »
There’s A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year
There is a certain beauty and strength in weakness as some may say. But sometimes inequity between people brings only sorrow. Such is the case of domestic violence, an acute yet so often unspoken problem all over the world. One artist in Turkey found it so heartbreaking and important, he managed to find a way to bring it to the awareness of his fellow countrymen that just couldn’t be ignored and also beautifully commemorate those who fell victim for this terrible violence so at least the memory of those wasted lives remains. Continue reading »
While most people can barely produce intelligible handwriting with the most expensive fountain pens, Turkish artist Yazi Yolcusu creates stunning calligraphy using cutlery like forks and knives. Continue reading »
Seen from afar, the works of Turkish artist Çağatay Odabaş look like large-scale printed movie posters, but as viewers approach them to take a closer look, they discover that they are actually made up of hundreds of thousands of tiny hand-drawn circles. Continue reading »
Aykut Aydogdu (previously) was born in 1986, Ankara – Turkey. He started studying Fine Arts at high school and graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts – Graphic Design. He has various works on commercial illustrations, magazine covers, movie posters. His surreal figurative works are mainly concentrated on the dilemmas of the daily life. Continue reading »
News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the relatively peaceful culture that many of us in the Western world know. Artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet. Continue reading »
Deep in a provincial region of northwestern Turkey, it looks like a mirage – hundreds of luxury houses built in neat rows, their pointed towers somewhere between French chateau and Disney castle. Meant to provide luxurious accommodations for foreign buyers, the houses are however standing empty in what is anything but a fairytale for their investors. Continue reading »
A photographer has shared a series of images highlighting the vibrant beauty of the famous hot air balloons commonly seen in Cappadocia, Turkey.
The images were taken by Kristina Makeeva (previously featured on DYT), a 29-year old photographer from Moscow, and show the balloons flying over the picturesque landscapes and valleys of the region. Known as one of the most popular places in the world for balloon rides, attracting enthusiasts and travellers year round for the experience, Cappadocia features spectacular surrealistic landscapes and breath-taking views, making it a dream destination for photographers. Continue reading »
A 95-year-old yoga master from Turkey has said he still enjoys an active sex life and believes everyone can live to be 130. In an interview with the Daily Hurriyet, Kazım Gürbüz – who looks closer to 50 than 100 – said he has retained his youth by keeping his body flexible and eating a diet of superfoods, including olives and chestnut honey. Continue reading »
Yanki Bayramoglu takes center stage after winning the pageant in Istanbul on June 21, 2014. Turkey’s LGBT community continues to expand and make strides both in the social and political arenas. (Photo: Sedat Suna—EPA) Continue reading »
Cappadocia has unreal amazing landscape which makes Balloon flights one of worlds the top 3. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region. Continue reading »
Actress, model and singer Milla Jovovich poses for Vogue Turkey, May 2013. Continue reading »