The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Dirty winter, crows, a lonely person … You probably think that this photo shows some Russian suburb, right? But you are wrong, this is Turkey. A country that you probably associate with beaches, hotels, the Mediterranean Sea and forty-degree heat. The Other Side of Turkey in the works of the outstanding director, who was awarded for his films at film festivals in Cannes and other cities (total 47 awards), and, concurrently, the photographer Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Nuri Bilge Ceylan). These panoramic photos will impress even those who are not at all interested in Turkey.

The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

He was born in Istanbul on January 26, 1959. His interest in photography reached its zenith while studying at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul), where he went to a photography club and moonlighting by taking photographs for documents. He was also fond of chess and rock climbing. And the extensive archive of books and music, which was available at the university, only strengthened his love for fine and art and classical music.

The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Later, attending lectures on cinematography as well as a film club, Nuri

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gradually released his genius as a director. His films "Alienation" (Uzak) and "Climates" are included in the lists of the best films of the past decade (for example, 18th place in the top 101 films of the 21st century for the film "Alienation" according to the London magazine "Time out)".

Tellingly, Nuri Bilge Ceylan is the operator of most of his films, and what an operator! This, of course, explains the fact that his photographs look better than many paintings. Panoramic photos of a snow-covered lonely Turkey are presented in the series called “Turkey on a wide screen”. They were made in the period from 2003 to 2009. The photographer's eyes see the best landscapes of his native country, from village roads to city ports, from lake to Istanbul. And of course, he is interested in both these places and their inhabitants.

The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

There is a lot of melancholy and loneliness in his panoramic photos. And at the same time, you cannot tear yourself away from them. The loneliness of a shepherd with a photo of “Sardes”, or a man among birds, or a dog crossing the road, or the road itself from the work “Country road in dusk” seems to be transmitted to us. The work is very high quality, filmed with a good digital camera. In addition, Nuri Bilge Ceylan used special pigment ink and cotton paper. This gives his work a special depth and cinematography. It is not for nothing that the photos are widescreen and seem to be the most beautiful frames from films.

The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

An artist in person with another award.

The works of the project "Turkey on a wide screen" were exhibited last year in Paris, London and other cities and were treated kindly by critics and journalists. It's great that in the days of completely wild art forms there is such an artist who, with his classic creative approach, manages to pleasantly surprise.

The reverse side of Turkey: panoramic photos by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

More information about Nuri Bilge Ceylan can be found on his website: www.nuribilgeceylan.com

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