Istanbul New Stories
Fragile new communities, perhaps still devoid of conflict because of a lack of reciprocal knowledge, form at dizzying speed, and in them the singular of individual lives interacts with the plural of the family (the minimal community) and the randomness of the community.It is through the medium and guidance of a temporal period that these ‘New Stories’ have been created. The interest is in what happens from the time you begin to plan a new large or medium-sized district or residential area to the time the new community starts from its ‘zero degree’. The photographs are of skeletal houses, men, women, small transitory landscapes, designed and organized enclosed spaces and excluded open spaces, houses, dogs, foundations, walls… There is a powerful, lingering sense of precariousness, instability and bewilderment. The scale on which the pictures are located is that of ‘trodden’ space, where the general themes of the metropolis are brought down from the masses to the individual.