This was a time I strayed into a sphere of feelings I had never seen before; a heightened state of awareness that shed a brighter light on things. I started to grow a new visual bond with Istanbul and its people, animals and inanimate objects. This resulted in images that attempt to unveil the complexity of everyday scenes on the street for the viewer, opening new channels for reflection. “Urban Animal” is not, and won’t be, a project. Rather, it is a visual approach I feel comfortable in; a natural habitat in which I can take shelter after straying into various unchartered territories on my photographic journey.