Photo essay: The colourful world of modern Istanbul by Yener Torun

Istanbul-based photographer Yener Torun has created a photography series that introduces the colourful and graphic architecture of the city, away from the more conventional historic views.

Using Instagram to document bold shapes and vibrant hued architecture, Torun hopes to reveal a more contemporary side to Turkey instead of the common perception of opulent mosques and old streets.

“I want to show what people usually do not see. Maybe because of that, even long-term residents cannot believe that most of my pictures have been taken in Istanbul. They offer an escape from the Orientalist perception of the city,” explains Torun.

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Check out his photo series here and follow him on Instagram at @cimkedi 

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