Archive for September, 2012

  • XOXO the Mag

    September 5th, 2012

    One of the reasons I’ve been posting somewhat less often these days is I’ve had some interesting work from the  print world. The latest is from the September issue of local Fashion-Music-Art-Design glossy bible XOXO the Mag. In this month’s issue I had the good fortune to work with Turkish wordsmith Lale Kayabey and her chef husband Selcuk Aruk on a food article about Turkey’s Greek community, food and the lifestyle of  Yeniköy living.

    After photographing the food — savory fish soup, cinnamon and rosemary mussels and rice, and güllaç (rose-flavored rice pudding) we all sat back and consumed it. And believe me, after staring at each dish for so long to find the right shot, you really work up an appetite. Directly above and below are a couple of examples of the food. I look forward to working with this talented team again, and hope to steal some more of their recipes.

    XOXO the Mag appears in Istanbul’s cooler local cafes and dining establishments,
    as well as my local balık-ekmekçi (top).

  • Dear Sof IV

    September 3rd, 2012

    Sorry to disappear for a while, but I’ve been busy with work, trying to catch up after a much needed holiday, and also waiting to tell you about some fun small projects that I’ve been working on that I can’t reveal just yet. Also, this blog is important to me and I want to keep the quality of the photos, stories and commentary high because I’m doing it for some really important people. If you’re reading this, that includes you, so please drop me an email, comment or make a suggestion about things you’d like me to explore. It’s my ambition to post five days a week, but I’d rather post less than just post anything. The more I think I know about this world I’m in, the more I realize I’ve just turned one small page in a much larger book which has been written in several languages. Thanks for staying with me. There’s a lot more to come.

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