In this series I’d like to show you the selected photographs from my trip to Istanbul in January and April. The series is called instanbul jungle. Small letters are used on purpose to highlight the dots in i and j. They are important :)
Self-portrait. Istanbul, Turkey, Janiary 2012
My name is Pavel Kosenko and I’m from Russia. I am a photographer, and my major interest is street photography. Travel is the main source of my inspiration, so I spend 4 to 6 months a year in journeys. I most often visit Southeast Asia, which I deeply love for its beautiful colors and friendly faces. I also practice photography in Russia, but not as often as I’d like to — I am planning to improve this situation in the nearest future.
Since 2007 I’ve had a Russian blog on photography and travel, in which I post my photos of different countries and selections of works by authors who interest me. Besides, I also write articles on photography in general, image editing, and many other topics. My blog is being read by 20,000 people daily.
I recently noticed that some of my posts written in English were viewed by many people outside Russia. According to a research done by Google Analytics, this post was viewed in February 2012 by half a million people, 70% of them being from the US.
This is how I got the idea of creating an English version of my blog — I believe that my works may be interesting to a broader audience. Unfortunately, I do not yet speak English fluently, so I asked some of my friends for support.
From now on I will use their help to translate my most interesting and highly rated materials from the past as well as my future works. At the end of each post I will give special thanks to the person who helped me translate it. I am sorry if I am not able to reply to all your comments individually, but I promise that I will carefully read everything, even if I’ll need to use Google Translate for this purpose :) And please feel free to correct my mistakes.
My thanks to Olga Lermontova for translating this post in English.