It is said that Native Americans and Australian Aborigines used to refuse to be photographed, claiming a photograph will steal or capture their soul. Indeed, a photograph could capture the soul of a city.
British expat Brian Underdown just does so. He takes photos of the city, where he lives in and shares them on his blog istanbulblogger.com. Brian is a professional photographer for over 25 years and lives in Istanbul since 2009. His work appeared on Hürriyet national daily newspaper and TimeOut Istanbul magazine besides numerous other magazines.
Istanbulblogger.com has two main sections; “Istanbul Life” and “Istanbul Photography”. While “Istanbul Life” section doubles as the author’s journal, the main emphasis of the blog is on the photography section.
Topics of the blog depends on the daily observations of Brian and varies from “The Dancing Birds over Besiktas” (Besiktas is a district in Istanbul) to “Sapphire above Istanbul” (Sapphire is the tallest building in Europe). Even though I also live in Istanbul (Asian side), sometimes I find out what’s happening on European side (e.g. first snow fall etc.), thanks to Istanbulblogger.
Updates of Istanbulblogger.com could be followed via Twitter on @istanbulblogger
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