In a city, encountering self along with other stray beings…
— Elif Gülen
Using the cellphone for photography was the ultimate invisibility in a very crowded city. Even though my main love was to shoot with film, I was enjoying the lightness and randomness that it brought.
I started to lose my purpose and wander more.
I was a ‘Başıboş’. A word in Turkish that means vagabond and/or stray. I was the ultimate loner with no route just like the stray animals in my city. We were partners as ‘Başıboş’ in our city.