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March 14, 2016. On a stormy day my son Murat and I set off from Istanbul towards Adana. Our aim was to shoot photographs from the air for my photo exhibition to be held at the Orange Blossom Carnival in Adana in April. A few months ago when I wanted to do a carnival event, I decided to organize an exhibition of aerial photographs covering Adana and its surroundings.
I started flying with a paramotor in 2003 to be able to shoot aerials as well as enjoying flying. In subsequent years I was shooting from the air in many parts of Turkey for both commercial and personal purposes. I opened an exhibition in 2008 called "High Angle
" at the PG ART Gallery in Istanbul with my aerial photographs. I was very excited about the idea of organizing such an exhibition for Adana where I was born and raised.
As a result of a few months of work, Bülent Tüzün, my classmate from Tarsus American College, and I have determined the areas to shoot. The weather, take-off and landing areas and risks were not very clear in this project. We decided to make these evaluations on location. When my son Murat, himself a paramotor pilot, decided to come with me, there was no doubt in my mind that this project would succeed.
The weather was on our side except for a day or two during ten days of shooting. Watching the natural and historical texture of Adana from the air was a first for me. We completed the project successfully without any major disruptions and opened the exhibition in April. The compliments I received at the exhibition which was met with an interest beyond my expectations showed me once again that we were doing the right thing. I felt that I made a permanent contribution to Adana and created a work that I am proud of...