The Unusual Side of Istanbul

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

Usually, thinking about Istanbul, you imagine beautiful mosques, old streets and ships on the Bosphorus. Joener Torun, a 32-year-old architect, took a series of stunning shots of an unknown Istanbul.

Even its indigenous people do not always believe that these photos were taken in their hometown.

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Alternative input". Metro station in Zeytinburnu in Istanbul. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

For almost a year the architect took pictures in the same vein: minimalism, modern buildings of very intense color.

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Black mirror". Restaurant in Zeytinburnu. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The photographer spent almost a year on his project. His goal was to show a completely different side of Istanbul.

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Intoxicated with color." House (social housing) in Maltepe. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

“It’s very cool that you can meet modern and colorful lines among all these historical, elegant and decorative structures,” said Yener Torun in an interview with The Guardian.

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Decentralization". (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

Hotel in Esenyurt. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Fearless". Office building in Kartal.(Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Rage." Social house in Maltepe. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"My name is Yener, and I'm addicted to symmetry." Office building in Beykoz district. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Small drawers". (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Overlap". (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

Pacman. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Mad Dogs". (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Standardization". Public school in the Besiktas region. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Secret". Public School in Pendik. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Vitamin C". Shopping center in Zeytinburnu. (Photo: Yener Torun / instagram.com / cimkedi)

The Unusual Side of Istanbul

"Your guard is returning home." Office building in Beyoglu district.

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