This week’s challenge is to find a photo that conveys ‘BEYOND’. While a photo is being framed around one subject, a subject of equal or greater interest is embraced in the shot, adding depth. Here is my response:
While walking across the Galata Bridge, connecting one part of Istanbul to another, I happened across a group of about 30 men lined up along the bridge, fishing poles dangling in the water, cigarettes dangling from their mouths,and the day’s catch flapping around in buckets. I pulled back to take a picture of these rugged-looking fishermen trying to catch the family meal on a damp, gray November morning. What I didn’t realize, was what I caught BEYOND them, in the background.
On closer inspection of another photo, I noticed the fishermen framed by both the Suleymaniye Mosque, and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, commonly referred to as the Blue Mosque.
I love the juxtaposition at work here, and all over the city of Istanbul…truly a city of East meets West.