A year ago (by premonition maybe) we were writing about Alphan's Istanbul that it was the same of Guler's, both capturing the city's "huzun".
The events of the recent past, whatever we call them ("coup, coup attempt, failed coup attempt, or theater, the Truman show or merely a passing bad dream" as James Tressler, a writer and teacher is saying) have/will change a lot down the road.
Suddenly optimism faded to a familiar melancholy (huzun).
And the people are trying to show some resistance while swallowed by the city darkness. (Alphan Yilmazmaden)
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.