This work is from a November 2013 trip to Istanbul. A majority of these were shot in b/w. I'm a big reader of espionage novels set throughout the 20th Century. Some of these novels are set in Istanbul, for centuries the crossroads of cultural, political and interpersonal tensions writ large and small. There's a story here. Click through in the order that the photos are presented and check out the captions.Cue the movie music in my head. This is Istanbul. There must be intrigue. There must be a puppet master (at least in my fervid imagination).
No photo-editing tricks were used. But my apologies to everyone I captured. I was reading two books of this genre (by Furst and Kanon) and vaguely thinking of trying to capture a darker noir mood in some of my street photography. I didn't see the possibilities until I was back home reviewing all photos.