As I walked the Sultanahmet District, one thing became abundantly clear, the cascading domes and minarets of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (better known as the "Blue Mosque") rule the Istanbul skyline.
There are many important structures in Istanbul. But this one – commissioned by emperor Justinian, consecrated as a church in 537. Converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. And declared a museum by Atatürk in 1935. It surpasses the rest because of its architecture, history, religious importance and extraordinary beauty.
I'm standing on the Boston University bridge, where The Head Of The Charles Regatta starts. The boats are lining up in the order of their numbers with the Boston skyline at the distance. It’s an exciting moment as the crews begin in their “high strokes.”
One day, while cleaning out my drawer I found my old camera. I picked it up (all nostalgic) when I noticed there was still film in it. Curious as to what's in the film, I had it developed straight away. Here's what I found, presented here completely unprocessed. After many years in the old camera, the film had aged, but I still love these images. I love them because it's refreshing to find images with authentic whimsical textures.
I still have the old Nikon 35mm film SLR camera. I bought it during the university years when I started to fall in love with photography. Back then I shot in black and white mostly because I could use the university lab to develop/print my films. I don't use the film camera anymore. It has been long replaced by a DSLR.