Thursday, September 23, 2010

around the world with fPOE ... this week it's Manchester, England

So i know i'm a couple of days late ... but with everything else that's been going on I'm sure you can forgive me. & i'm super excited about this week (because i haven't be excited so far) because we get to take a hop skip & jump across the pond to my homeland of England. Having travelled from Rhode Island to Indiana to Michigan & then west to California this week we're heading to blighty or more specifically Manchester to check out the work of Ozlem Haluk. 

The thing i'm loving about this series is that no two weeks are the same & i'm getting to see the world in a whole new light. Ozlem's work is totally new to me, gritty & real. It makes me think of being in the city, dark & dirty everything i hate about them but they are stunning. They're all about reality, & have a wonderful sense of movement. It's as if life doesn't stop for the moment the shutter clicks. 

She has a wonderful eye for life ... the small things we don't necessarily see or that pass us by as everyday in the chaotic world of the city. But within her desire to show us the revolving world around her she can still create a vintage feel & a sense of loneliness & peace. 

A memory from my childhood ...

... a thought never said ...

... & the idea that beauty is always around us. 

As usual all these photographs can be found for sale on etsy in Ozlem's shop, or you can check out more of her work on flickr & her website


  1. Wow...a great glimpse of Ozlem's style! I love the way her pieces seem so open and honest...gritty, maybe, but vulnerable and feminine, too! Great to travel to England this week!

  2. "It's as if life doesn't stop for the moment the shutter clicks."

    i heart that.


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