13 September 2007

invited guest: Mike Peuker - Istanbul

I met Mike's pictures accidentaly today, after not seing for months. His works from Istanbul simply charmed me. I am happy Mike agreed to present them here.

With all Istanbul pics I only show people I became acquaintent with first! So.. what I did was to linger in the streets of Istanbul with none or at least very few tourists. Always looking for a possibility to strike up a conversation. Due to the great hospitality of the Turks more often then not it wasn't that difficult. Some words some tea and the aloofness was broken on both sides. When I finally asked to take a picture from my chance acquaintanceship everyone felt honoured, nobody turned my wish down. Great people there!!

Street Photography, portrait and reportage in analog black and white , that's what I'm mainly interested in!I don't follow special rules I try to do it my way. At the end it is essential for me to be satisfied. Fortunately it's not a job rather a passion, that makes me free! Needless to say that I'm pleased if there is someone who likes my work!

more of Mike pictures you will find here

invited by Marcin Górski


ulf said...

very fine work
I like the blacks - must be analogue, darkroom blacks
the second picture gets me with its forms and expression

Per-Arne said...

Music and the deep drag with the smoke when remembering the tunes again from the gramophone. As recognizing the truth among the tunes again and forever is very visible in your pictures.

mats äleklint said...

Wonderful! Very nice captures.