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 CollectionScenes
Description You know you're in a Turkish village when you start seeing threadbare saddlebags on the seats of brand-new scooters and motorcycles. This bike was photographed in the Anatolian village of Guzelyurt (or 'Beautiful Land'), in the Cappadocia region around the corner from Monastery Valley and the Ihlara Valley. Down the street from this door were shops selling everything from manure and farming tools to cell phone subscription plans. We turned the other way and found ourselves amid chapels and houses carved into the hills, but not before stopping to record this incongruous still life.
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!