Sunday, June 27, 2010

Field of dreams

I shot this beautiful couple for their engagement ceremony. Long story short, June 30 is my last day at the Embassy. I've decided to leave the comfort of a steady job and set sail in the freelancer-unfriendly seas of Turkey. Without a press card, which you can only get if you are a staff photographer (and it takes months to get it after you are employed), I am not very likely to get enough news agency assignments to pay the bills. If I were not a Turkish citizen, it could have been a different story, but the current regulations and laws here do not grant local freelancers the chance to survive. No, nobody is hiring a staff photographer either. I know, but I would hate myself if I didn't make this move. My plan is to shoot anything moving or still to make money and have my own schedule that would allow me to pursue documentary work.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

World Refugee Day Umbrella March in Ankara

I went downtown on the weekend for Reuters to see if this rally was anything interesting; not really, but been there and shot that. It was nice to be out and shoot a few photographs, which I could share on my blog.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Turkish little league hockey

ABBA Sports Club (in white-and-orange jerseys), which came second in the regular season, defeated the little league champions AU Panthers at the end of the penalty shootout in the post-season Turkish cup qualifying game on Wednesday, June 9.

It wasn't the ideal shooting situation; a lot of mist over the rink! Nevertheless, I'm glad I moved my butt to actually shoot something after a work day in the office.