“my motherland” is a story that contemplates about issues of family and homeland. It traces one’s losing one’s sense of belonging and the struggle to find it again. It holds within variations on the subjects of time and space in a bleak atmosphere that is dominated by motionlessness but which is still full of life. It is the manifestation of an attempt to search for light, flow and a way out using light itself (or the lack of it) in the midst of feelings of being trapped and stagnant.
All photographs are made in the city of Giresun in the Black Sea region in Turkey between 2015–2017 with a large format camera and 4x5 inch color film.