Pandaemonium

ISTANBUL THROUGH A DIFFERENT EYE

Yener Torun is an Istanbul-based architect with a wonderful eye for the colours and forms of a city. His Instagram photos are stunning, revealing not simply what a city can look like, but also what we often do not see. Yener generously allowed me to republish some of his photos on Pandemonium. So here, through the eye (and lens) of Yener Torun, is Istanbul as few will have have seen it, not the Istanbul of ancient buildings, grand mosques and tradition, but a city of modernist lines, minimalist patterns and brilliant and bold colours. Do check out his Instagram page, as well as his photography website.


05

IMG_54 copy

14

10570030_678361018918247_1124788619_n

07

10957230_694547820666984_814635897_n

10 copy

10914475_876127545801286_1523675634_n

10665636_509630569173745_607174090_n

1516443_627234290657686_349933280_n

10554150_537057453087157_1856490700_n

10254091_285323761635346_1701628913_n

dd20b63eaf3211e383980ecd5d253875_8

16750260a30711e3942f0e12bda11337_8

112616eeaaac11e38187123d95e2970d_8

 

All photos © Yener Torun.

2 comments

  1. Reblogged this on metax‎‎ý and commented:
    The touristic gaze which is not only informed by Western Orientalism (Said), fascination with Islam (Rodinson) and ornamentalism (Cannadine), but also the self-Orientalisation along those lines by the present Turkish government (President Erdogan’s first big job was mayor of Istanbul…) invisibilises modernist Istanbul. Where it does not it highlights modern Istanbul as an abomination by focusing on examples of bad architecture (e.g. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/aug/21/istanbuls-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling)
    So it’s good to see some celebration of beautiful minimalism in brightly coloured concrete…

Comments are closed.