February 26, 2007
TURKEY CINEMASCOPE: panoramic stills
Curved street in winter, Istanbul, 2004, copyright Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is an acclaimed filmmaker and photographer. Ceylan's latest fine art photographs, named "Turkey Cinemascope", consist of panaromic photographs that have been shot all over Turkey in the last 4 years, mostly during the location scouting trips for his last film, Climates. A selection of Ceylan's photographs are being exhibited in London to coincide with the UK release of that film. The exhibition is up until Saturday 3rd March 2007 at the National Theatre of London in the South Bank. If you can't make the trip, be sure to visit his website, which features 70 images from this series, as well as some stunning earlier work.
Thanks to Steve McK for the pointer.