Engin Guneysu was born in 1981 in Samsun. In 2004, he began to work as photography editor for Cena advertisement agency. In 2004, he worked for Bodrumun Kalbi magazine and his photographs were published in Cesme Guide book. From 2006 to 2007 he gave education to children in Samsun Education volunteers Park, in intervals. In 2008, he won the second prize in Turkey part of the National Geographic Photography Contest, in travel. He also had many awards and exhibition for his works in the same year. In 2011, his works are being preserved in Turkish Photography Museum. Recently, he is working as a freelance photographer for several magazines and leads photography workshops in İstanbul.
THE PLAYFUL CITY
The city at the middle of two worlds is full of variety shows.
Surrounded by gold leaf frames, it is full of secrets.
Someone is walking on air while the other is feeling low.
It is careless with a 9/8 rhythm and shameless to have adventures.
Conquering Istanbul is maybe impossible. Sometimes, she settles such scenes as if is is turning into a crowded carnival, welcoming whoever attends. It does not matter if every object on this scene is plucked from a whole different scenario, because they all melt into the pan. These scenes that we want to observe greedily, are the proof that the city is kneading us in its own dough when we think that we are transforming it.
A woman turns the corner, a melody begins to furl; and the seagulls are not birds yet.
No matter if it is ethnic or geographic, Istanbul is the city of all the colors.
Furthermore, it is a country itself that accepts everyone as a citizen as natural and easy as having a snack with a bagel, getting warm in the shade of sunset and getting salinated by the shore of The Golden Horn. It is a structure, animated by conflicts, contradictions and dilemmas and a wizard that any definition and phrase would not suffice to explain.
When you try to hide-and-go-seek İstanbul, it is the player that always tags you back.
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