Me and the mic, our guest is not in the frame, fashion designer and artist ismail erbil is telling us about fashion design in London and efe is taking the picture 🙂 tune in for arty fun each weds! Each week we talk about what is happening in the art and culture scene in London to raise cultural awareness in the Turkish speaking community.
me, murat and efe gave an interview to almula merter about acting, theatre and how they are different in turkey vs UK. I really enjoyed it.
Turkish: Ben efe ve murat almula mertere roportaj verdik, harika gecti, mevlanadan tiyatroya sinemaya konustuk. iste burada!
Our project ‘the Virginity Project’ is getting some good exposure, we haven been performing in the Actors Center, London.
Below is a photo that I took at Glastonbury festival 2011 that I have entered into the IdeasTap Uniform Competition…. Wish me luck!!!!!
I will be performing in this play through out the october, in a westend theatre!
come watch me!
Camden Theatres & TWW Presents
The Virginity Project
london is really full of many interestin people, yesterday I worked in one of the funniest sets ever. Julie Holestar’s- a female drag queen-(i know sounds revolutinary!) new hit called ‘I am the queen of fucking everything’ It was a very easygoing simple shooting with lots of fun and nice people! here some pics, enjoy!
I am not a very stop motiony person, all those years of studying film, i always managed to keep my distance to making stop mo (dont get me wrong i like to watch just not to produce them) but i couldnt say no to a good friend of mine to help him to shoot it, here we go, i really enjoyed it eventho it meant a sleepless night! video to come but here our little set and our lovely icon: gabriella- deadsocial.
The first photography was taken by North American Richard Avedon in the late 70s, and the second one is taken by British Nick Knight in 1997, at first look you might feel the composition inspiration,but they are very different all ways. We live in the postmodern era, many philosophers and writers claims that we are living at the end of the history where it started to accumulate, instead of being progressive, inspiration becomes the major source of creativity since the visual communication tools turned into almost visual attack weapons, mankind seen many different art movements caused by different socio reasons, now we entered the postmodern era first time which is not a movement but a happening. noone literally made a big effort to set a ‘postmodern art aesthetics nor a border of art’ likewise the previous movements, postmodernizm created itself. so we can claim that uniqueness is how you shape your inspiration now in the 21 century. Mr. Avedon has taken this photo a decade after sexual revolutions have started in the western world. Body used to be a sacred object turned into a hidden treasure to be discovered. in this photograph Avedon looks into the body, uses nudity and human body as his main ‘discourse’. Also we shouldnt dismiss that mr. avedon does something unusual than many photographers of his period and he undresses men rather than women, women has became a ‘meta’ for many visual commercial purposed works and women nudity used as a ‘attractive desirous weapon’ against men. in avedons photo, women represented with their faces, clothes where men showed only with their naked bodies. a very brief overlook of avedon after all feminism and women right movements shaped between 1960-80s. When we move to Mr. Knights photograph the feeling of power turns into a literal power situation: war. Mr Knight is a British citizen, obviously old stinky continent europe is very used to wars, blood, discriminations and sufferings. European people always carry the heritage of unpleasant days happened over a thousand years. this photography is almost like a ‘francis Bacon’ painting, with distorted bodies, blood and pain where you can find very very few in fashion photography world. fashion always tried to be protected by the sufferings of the daily life and world issues, thats why i like mr.knight because he destroys the gap between real world and fashion. Who claimed fashion should be far beyond reality and anything negative or unpleasant? did they think that they can not sell something real, because people believed buying a item of glamourous fashion world would give them a little bit of the fancy life they show?
Its not very easy to capture the city you live for a travel mag, everything familiar to you is new for the audiance of the mag. So i tried to see London as i see it for the first time. good mental/eye practice 🙂
This weekend there was a great street art and music festival going on in the London’s new alternative arty area Hackney. This photo is taken on the regents canal where an artist made an art installation on the water. the colors and the reflection made me feel like klimpt painted on the water!
According to Michel Foucault, on his book ‘ Dicipline and punishment: The birth of prison’ he says todays survellience systems was born and used in panopticon prisons which were aimed to make the person their own guardian as they didnt know when they were being watched or not. So the old mental hospital in lisbon used this system and locked patients into cells facing towards to a controlling tower in a circular prison system. Was very impressive to been to a panopticon system and see art done by mental patients.
Last week we shot the last music video of pete and the pirates on a 7d and 5d mark II. The story was Tommy the singer was dating 10 girls at the same time, filmed on a ‘documentary style’ basis.
I was recently asked to take a series of photos for Shangri La at Glastonbury 2011.-Shangri-La is the distopian antifuturistic town of the glasto. As my personal interest on distopia, shangri la was like a literature town, or a amazing living antiutopia sci-fci set. ‘RECYLCE BY DYING’
This week I went up to Manchester to make an interview with shameless star Ciaran. We sat in his proudly hometown ‘atown parkside’ enjoyed a regular day of his together. We spoke about his carreer, personal life, future plans,manchester, and new projects.. Going to be published soon…
On April 14th I was commissioned to take a series of photos for London Bloggers (LBM) Meetup. LBM’s guest speakers included the US’s Leo Babauta one of the Worlds most influential bloggers.
Oh and there was also an unlimited amount of free waffles.