Shoot shallow and focus on the eyes for great portraits
I had a great time shooting in the Aegean region of Turkey and I would love to go back.
Alone with ghosts in the ruins of Pergamon
Pergamon used to be a rich and powerful ancient Greek city, but now is a vast Hellenistic metropolis that exists now only in columns and shattered walls. The greatest of its treasures are storehoused far away at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
To see the ruins of Assos, ask for Hussein
So many civilizations have passed by the village of Assos: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman; all have left their mark. All have left something in the ruins.
The eyes have it when it comes to warding off evil
It is impossible to spend more than five minutes in Aegean Turkey without seeing the glass blue eyes – or nazar boncugu – sold as a defense against the "evil eye".
Cultural center of the ancient world
Hello Turkey, whose Aegean coast is dotted with the ruins of cities that date back thousands of years. With its mild climate, and a wealth based on olive oil, it was a major cultural center of the ancient world and continues to attract visitors with its picturesque beaches and turquoise waters.