UNESCO Cities of Design

yener torun, istanbul, colorful, photographer

We said – well actually wrote – so many and different things about Istanbul so far. We saw Istanbul in different ways. But everyone can say that modern architecture is not the first thing comes to mind. Turkish photographer, actually an architect, Yener Torun is trying to change that prejudice. 

Just think of the Istanbul photos you have seen before: grand mosques, old streets, seagulls over the Bosphorus. I show a completely different side. Even long-term residents can’t believe these pics were taken in the city they live in,” says the photographer.

He regularly updates his Instagram account with these incredibly vibrant examples of Istanbul’s modern architecture. It started a couple of years ago, when he found an inspiration for his photography in architecture: “Usually architecture easily provides the things I look for – colours, geometric patterns, strong lines, shadow plays.

Yener’s works were published at The Guardian and had a lot of attention on international media.