The i Within
This series captures introspective insights in Istanbul's ineffable immediacy. The mere utterance of the name conjures up visions of mystery and intrigue. Capitalizing on a combination of good fortune and connections, my return after a nineteen-year absence revealed a city on the edge, not only geographically but also economically and politically. Akin to most sprawling metropolises one’s first interactions are invariably overwhelming, yet slowly it reveals its hüzün, a melancholic underbelly so eloquently described by Orhan Pamuk.