Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJosh Wentz CollectionDoors
DescriptionThe front door of a family house in the center of the Ulus castle, the old neighborhood at the heart of Turkey's capital city. Ankara is a modern city that often leaves the visitor thinking he is in Europe, but occasional turns around the corner present a new world and a step back in time. The cheerful blue color on this framing immediately jumped out at me, so I have tried to accent it in a black and white environment. My only wish is that I could have captured more of the wall, but since my back was pressed against the opposite wall already there wasn't much else I could do. It is always amazing to me to watch cars and trucks thread their way up and down these cobblestone streets, built centuries ago for donkeys and handcarts.At any rate, the resulting picture appeals to me for its mystery, for the sense that this door might open onto almost anything.
Josh Wentz, Ankara, Turkey Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Photography helps me discover and share with others the beauty and depth I find as I travel and work in Turkey, mostly in central Anatolia. From the capital city to small towns and villages, the people, buildings, history and nature of this country are always worth sharing and remembering.
The capital city of Ankara is currently my home, but I also enjoy the opportunity to occasionally travel through the larger Anatolian plateau and also to the coastal regions near the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean. The smaller towns and villages in these areas particularly interest me, being off the beaten path and full of interesting settings and friendly, unpretentious people. And, of course, the city of Istanbul contains more experiences and photographic opportunities than I could explore in a lifetime.
These galleries display my best work, and I'll be continually uploading new images. In the meantime, please take a look at the slices of Turkish life to be found here, and I hope you like what you see!