I have visited Istanbul once. In 1996 I had just graduated from the Willem de Kooning Art Academy in Rotterdam and was able to spend a few days in Istanbul. On that trip I made the second instalment of the series I called ‘Virtual Journeys’. For this I walked from Topkapi Gate to Topkapi Palace taking about 100 pictures with my analog Nikon F-501 SLR Camera. Those pictures have lain dormant for many years until a few years ago when I processed them. See the results here: Virtual Journeys – Istanbul


The Yunus Emre Institute (https://koln.yee.org.tr) in Cologne that I got into contact with last year now invited me to revisit Istanbul and document the same walk 28 years later. This resulted in 900 pictures on the walk and over 1500 pictures in total.

Impressions of the 2024 Istanbul visit