"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence."
Mother Nature´s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. *I rephrased Victor Hugo´s quote to my image. I was driving down to my film work in Greece and saw thousands of Starling Birds flying over. I stopped my car, get out and saw her. I took her carefully, made heart massage, didn´t work...She died in my hands, giving the last breath of her life. I placed her carefully on a leaf and then the sunlight hit my Starling´s face. Magical moments in nature.
We all have dreams to chase. When I was a kid, I spent a lot of my time at my grandfather´s mandarin gardens. I was eating, playing, napping, writing there. Now, I´m 24 years old and I wanted to photograph portrait of my childhood. This portrait is all about the moment - when I was looking at the sky and dreaming about my future.
Friessner, married once, shot twice, 5.261 birdhouses build in his life.
"When birds look into houses, what impossible worlds they see..” he murmured, soothingly and continued.."I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I love the idea of creating things. I am a good carpenter, I love doing it. I´ll build you a bird house tomorrow - before you go.” Opa, Villach-Austria, 2017
"Look up. An ivory moon wants to be part of your memory, dangling like a pearl in a violet sky."
Humankind resisting to the climatic changes reveals its difference from other beings due to its ability of transforming the nature in its way. Although the human is tended to dominate the nature, one is not able to pass beyond the boundaries determined by the nature. The desire of crossing the limits leads man to embark on a journey nourished by curiosity. Throughout the journey, nature remains the best witness of human pursuit.
The exhibition “Eternity of Nature and Soul” curated by Zeynep Bolat emerges as a journal of the artist Elif Koyutürk. Images gathered from road route sources of a traveling artist lead us to a dichotomy. The works exhibited focus on the one hand to the human and the nature as two distinct realities, and on the other hand to their interaction and dialogue. Finally, it records a transition of human deeply intertwined with nature.
Mother Nature´s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Rebirth of you in you. From the flames through the sky. When the sun sets down but you know that there will be moonlight waiting for you at the other side of you. Your heart gives birth to new you.Expression of the possibility.
“Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.”
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Ted Hayes, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network’s national advisory council, is a long-time Los Angeles-area activist known for his work on issues such as civil rights, homelessness and immigration. He has also run for public office on several occasions.
"An unseen trilling songbird and I
for the crayon colors of sunrise."
William Freeman, C 17 Programme Boeing Engineer, Compton - CA
Leona looked into my eyes and said; "Elif, I love these yellow flowers, I call them little dancing sunflowers, you should find some. It´s good for your health, you can make tea out of it. I feel like your body needs it. Did you get cold on your hike? Let me make you some tea." - Tenderness, love - we need more on this planet.
Luise was born in Omis, a little city in South Croatia on March 20th 1925.
During the Second World War her father decided to move Austria for safety reasons. When she was 24 years old, she fell in love with an Austrian soldier who was fighting against the Russian army. They got married on 1952.
For Luise every flower is a symbol of love and peace that world needs.
Once, half a planet away, my captain friend Kevin told me, "I grew up in this ocean, same as my dad, it's where I belong, there is not even a single thought of which the ocean would not be part of ” and he deeply dived into the endless horizons.
When I was 17 years old, my mom gave me the book "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" and it changed my life. I started to photograph birds, wingsuit pilots, pilots; everything that flies. I started to discover the character of Jonathan in my own photos, over and over again. When I took this photo in Greece, near sunset, I murmured the quote; “Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is the limitation. Look with your understanding."
Steven, Ireland, 74, Baloon Man "I would do kid's parties and entertain and do magic and paint faces and balloon animals. The highlight of my life."
I had the honor of photographing legendary Frank Duarte. “Venice, California's Frankie Duarte dreamed about fighting at the Olympic Auditorium. As a kid, he shadowboxed in his bedroom; later his father took him to the Teamsters Gym where he developed his skills. Frankie made his Olympic debut in 1973.”
"I come from the countryside. Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
Shot, cut and made by me. I used Sony FS700, 35mm/ and Davinci for the colors. The song is from Cinematic Orchestra- Breathe.
“You're too far for my hands to hold you, but too near for my heart to love you.”
“My heart is so small
it's almost invisible.
How can You place
such big sorrows in it?
"Look," He answered,
"your eyes are even smaller,
yet they behold the world.”
Free Hearts, Free Love.