In December last year, I spent a couple of days in Istanbul trying to capture the city in a few photographs for the telecommunications giant Ericsson. It was a great assignment that took me to six countries in the Middle East with a fairly open-brief. About a week before getting to Istanbul, things weren’t looking very good as it snowed quite a bit and the city was looking pretty gloomy. But the first day I got there, I was lucky enough to get a beautiful crisp winter day with lots of sunshine and great light.
I spent most of the first morning going back and forth on a few of the ferries that cross between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul and shooting from the top deck. If you’ve never done this in Istanbul, it’s a great way to see the city from a bit further away and appreciate its size. As for the actual image above, in the foreground you can see the Maiden Tower also known as the Tower of Leandros, while in the background is the main bridge over the Bosphorus Straight.