A cooperation between the photographer and designer Miriam Schmalen & Valeska Hoischen.
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The project is continuously running on and there is a growing collection of pictures at least collected in a fine-art book 2015.
The pictures are shown in different exhibition traveling trough Germany and Turkey.
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» The melancholy of Istanbul is huzun, a Turkish word whose Arabic root (it appears five times in the Koran) denotes a feeling of deep spiritual loss but also a hopeful way of looking at life, “a state of mind that is ultimately as life-affirming as it is negating.” For the Sufis, huzun is the spiritual anguish one feels at not being close enough to God; for Saint John of the Cross, this anguish causes the sufferer to plummet so far down that his soul will, as a result, soar to its divine desire. “It is the failure to experience huzun that leads him to feel it.” Huzun is not a singular preoccupation but a communal emotion, not the melancholy of an individual but the black mood shared by millions. « (Orhan Pamuk)

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