Fine Art Print: Kabatas Lost


The seafront of Kabataş on the Western shores of the Bosporus in Istanbul, captured in April 2016.


This photograph is especially dear to me as it shows a place that no longer exists. In the place of the rough stone coast line with its small pop-up cafés and gorgeous view of the Ayasofya and Topkapi Palace in the background now lies a gigantic construction site. Here, the government planned to build a large public transportation hub where passengers could switch between busses, the metro and ferries. However, the project was put on hold due to financing difficulties. One of the favourite places of local Istanbulians from the Cihangir neighbourhood is destroyed - for nothing. This picture now serves as documentation of what once was and what will never be again. An act of resistance and memory against the ever changing landscape of a globalizing metropolis driven by greed, ignoring the interests of its citizens. The photograph itself is just a simple snapshot, taken with a disposable camera. It is imperfect in all aspects: Unsharp, with bleached out colours and a crooked skyline. But through the destruction of its physical place, the photograph has become - through external events - art.


This photograph will be printed on highest quality Giclée Fine Art paper (Hahnemühle Pearl) by my trusted printing company based in London. The chosen paper creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image which combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction gives the image the feel of an oil painting. It is one of the most suitable Fine Art papers for mounting. 


Your order will be personally inspected and hand signed by me. If you wish, I can also leave you a short greeting on the back of the print. 


This picture is available in different sizes. The recommended size is 30x45cm (A3). The photo comes with a standardised 2cm white border. If you wish the white border to be thicker or thinner, please add this information after placing the item in your Shopping Cart.


PLEASE NOTE: Framing and mounting are not included. Shipping costs will be added to your order price. 


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