Illustrations by Gizem Vural, originally from Istanbul, Turkey, now based in Ithaca, New York. More images below.
Photographer Aydin Büyüktas’ background in film and visual effects really shows in “Flatland”, a cinematic series of drone footage digitally manipulated to create shots of Istanbul which seem to fold over on themselves. Büyüktas must have loved Inception. More images below!
sea/see/saw is a kinetic sculpture by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. The piece was installed on the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and designed to mimmick a shimmering surface. The lenses were all donated by Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) which helps visually impaired people around the world. These were lenses they were unable to recycle. To donate glasses in Canada, head over here.
Watch the video below.
I’ve never seen a video edited like this before! I loved editing when I studied film at school, so the nerd in me had to rewind parts of this video to see how Leonardo Dalessandri achieved some of the effects. This video represents over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days. This is Turkey like you’ve never seen it before.
Watch “Watchtower of Turkey” below!