latest work : alancha istanbul

Alancha is one of my favourite restaurants in Istanbul, with its visually striking cuisine and spectacular contemporary design. Every detail from the lighting to the handmade table accessories is finished to perfection. Last month they have been selected to Diner's Club 50 Best Discovery Series spotlight on the Middle East and Africa. Certainly it's a very well deserved success for the chef Kemal Demirasal and his great team! And also a great pleasure for me to have worked with them as their photographer. Here are some of the outtakes from that shooting. Be sure to check them out next time you're in Istanbul!

 

Alancha Istanbul

Maçka Kempinski Residence

Hüsrev Gerede Caddesi

Şehit Mehmet Sokak No:9

Maçka - İstanbul

+90 (212) 261 35 35

robin's kitchen

Here are some images and outtakes of Robin's Kitchen, from a shoot I did for Home Art Magazine last month. Robin’s is a modern, small rooftop bar and restaurant in Duo Hotel, with a beautiful view of the Galata Tower and Sultanahmet. I think it’ s a little gem in a very touristic area of Istanbul. Be sure to visit them next time you’re in Istanbul. 

Robin's Kitchen
Şahkulu Mah. 
Galip Dede Cad. No:56
Galata, Beyoğlu Istanbul
 

new year spirit

A couple weeks ago, I made one of my meetings at this pretty flower's shop and café, located in Arnavutköy. Even though it is a newly opened place, I had seen tons of appealing photos posted from here on instagram. The day I went there was one of those gray and depressive kind of december days. But when I entered the shop and went outside the backyard I was amazed with its little hidden garden. Eda, the owner of Kavanoz Istanbul is a very stylish young lady, who has lived in Milan, decided to open a place like this when she returned to Istanbul. Decoration reflects exactly their motto, ‘ageless aged’ . I must say I loved every detail here. It is one of those places that has a spirit of its own. Here are a couple of images from that afternoon ..

Hereby I wish you a happy new year !

Kavanoz Istanbul

Arnavutköy Mah.Tekkeci Sok. No:1-A 

Arnavutköy / Beşiktaş / İstanbul

212 265 76 67

latest : all decor magazine

Since ceramics are one of my favourites to photograph, I had the pleasure of shooting all these pieces for All Decor Magazine's October issue. Speaking of All Decor, the magazine had a face lift, covering a richer content of  interior, design, art and gastronomy and will be published 4 times a year. 

stylist: Mine Gursoy


* you can find the list of the artists and shops here:
aphorm design
archive+lab
hande bilten
heves berksu
hic crafts
mo_santimetre
mon design



 

mon design

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Mondesign is a new brand created by two talented  cousins, a musician Melis Güven and a sculptor Taylan Öztürk. They use traditional techniques combined with contemporary designs for home accessories like pendants, pots, candle holders, tea lights. Their favourite materials are copper, brass and mostly metals sprayed with black in oven. Anyone who likes scandinavian interior style, will also crash on their handmade antlers!

I love supporting young designers and small local businesses, because I always get inspired for their passion what they create. We enjoyed very much this photo shooting at Melis’s stylish apartment. I' ll share some photos of the place soon.

If you are interested take a look at www.hipicon.com for mondesign's products.