Can you see my face ?

Thinking hard about what my first piece of writing could/should be, I stumbled upon this interesting artist. His name is Mike Mike. This guy lives in Istanbul and if you read his biography you will notice he has been around for some time now.

Nevertheless, he asks a question which I remember asking myself when I was a little kid. What do people generally look like in Istanbul?

Actually I can imagine how this question showed up. My parents are both from Istanbul, my family has been in Istanbul for more than 400 years now. It is a big family so I got to see so many original Istanbul people back then (remember I was a kid and more than 5 people was a crowd for me!) and had an almost perfect impression of a person who would live in Istanbul.

It all ended when I started going to school. Others had dark hair, light hair, red hair, eyes were different, some wouldn’t like icecream, some lived in big houses and some didn’t like me. It was also back then when I first realized that being from Istanbul was pretty different than being born here.

Anyways, Mike Mike had similar issues with places and faces so he has decided to work on it his way. I personally find the results astonishingly good. My girlfriend says all pictures look great when they are monstrous. However, Mike Mike has managed to find such great faces which are absoutely normal, almost ordinary, yet he has discovered that precious pinch of hope and friendliness on each of them.

If you would like to visit Mike Mike’s Website, follow this way

If you just want to see the Istanbul poster from the project, you can find it here

I liked it. Hope you will, too.

3 Comments so far

  1. Idil (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 9:49 am

    Nice article, welcome ;)

  2. metecem (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 11:28 am

    thank you :)

    that’a good start, indeed ;)

  3. teeny (unregistered) on November 13th, 2005 @ 5:06 am

    J’aime ce blog ici

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