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The kaleidoscopic patterns of Turkey's architecture – in pictures


Architect turned photographer Yener Torun started taking pictures of colourful buildings in Istanbul in 2014. For his latest series, he has travelled round Turkey, to the likes of Ankara, Izmir and Antalya. He looks for clean lines, bright colours and repeating patterns and textures – in malls, apartment blocks and schools. He then edits the photos to intensify the colours: “I increase the brightness and saturation to create a heightened sense of reality, which tricks the viewer into questioning what is real and what is not.” Torun hopes the photos will help people form a more grounded perception of his country. “It would be great if my work tickled some viewers’ curiosity to learn and experience more about Turkey.”



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