Efe Çaylak

ON THE WATERFRONT

Kadıköy is how the large, crowded and cosmopolitan district of the Anatolian side of Istanbul is known. It is a laid-back residential neighbourhood on the city’s Asian shore, and its port is very lively and dynamic at every hour of the day. Because of this, it’s hard to find quiet spots behind the chaos of the district itself.
«On the Waterfront» is a photography series born when the fog covers the port, and fewer people are to be found on the street. Then, the author tries to capture a more intimate side of Kadıköy. Not only human beings but every living creature – and sometimes statues – are part of the atmosphere. The consequent result is a story unveiling itself from every image in the series. Photography is one of the unique ways to connect the world and memorialise some unforgettable instants.
«On the Waterfront» is still an ongoing series that the author plans on developing further to create a body of work that reflects and captures the life and spirit in Istanbul.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Efe Çaylak is a Turkish photographer from Adana, in southern Turkey. He graduated from the Çukurova University, Department of Chemistry. Currently, he is based in Istanbul – as he defines it, it’s “the city with thousands of amazing views”. What he enjoys the most is experiencing life among the wide variety of people living there, each with their traditions and customs.
Street Photography has been Efe Çaylak’s passion since 2009. He is one of the founding members of the Turkuaz Street Collective, active since 2013.

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