Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

MYK New Year Party

Here and There

Etiler District









Arnavutköy District









Bosphorus









Maçka District, Arrive at the G-Mall to shoot a show.









New Nokia ad campaign for their new "Navigator" phone for which we did a get lost-discover-share platform in cooperation with them : Kaybolduk.biz (in Turkish).









Taksim

Monday, December 29, 2008

Snow

Today we did some street polls for a company. It snowed all day long. It was pretty hard to hold the camera still, I didn't get gloves ;)











After I left work, snow got more intense. I love snow. I wish for a snow storm in Istanbul.











Taksim Square

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Year Party at Firat's































Protest

Qs I left work today, I noticed a big crowd in Taksim. People gathered to protest against natural gas price raises and other prices raises. In 2009, municipal elections will be held. The government created a "wonderfull" strategy, raise natural gas prices like hell. then distribute coal for free. What do people think ? Gas is expensive but look, the city helps us by giving us free coal. They love us, let's vote for them, they're so cool. Populism at its most.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Snow on Christmas Eve

First snow on Christmas Eve but not enough to hold. It's nice anyway, it gives a real holiday spirit to the event.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rolly from Sony

At the office, today, we just got and tried the last entertainment product from Sony : Rolly.
Rolly is a dancing MP3 player (sony - rolly.tv)
I shot a short video of what it is capable of.
Here are photos of the box it came in :






4 minutes video with 4 different songs
video
I'll try tu put a better quality video later from home.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

PES

I wanted to share the EXCELLENT work of PES, an internationally recognized director and animator of many short films and commercials. Definitely go and check out his website and don't miss the "Making of's". Here is his last video, Western Spaghetti :
video

Turkish Style

I said it before and before, I say it again, whyyyy ?













Friday, December 19, 2008

Turkish Style

I saw that one today. Use the stairs to get to the door but the door is behind the wall. Pretty weird, isn't it ? You really have to see it in real to really understan the weirdness of this entrance.












Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Greek Riots

I wanted to share some photos I found from Press Agencies of the Greek riots. I already talked about this event on my other blog, concerning the death of Alexis (Alexandros) Grigoropoulos, a 15 year old kid killed deliberately (according to the Chief of Police) by a special guard of the Greek Police, following an altercation between police and a group of youths in the Exarcheia district of Athens, Greece.

The interesting thing is that all the European polices are affraid that this movement will spread to the rest of Europe. For example, High School students were in the streets to oppose the government's decision to reform the school system and for the first time since PResident Sarkozy is here, the government drew back and decided no to do the reform. According to the medias the government was scared that the events in Greece could spread to the demonstrations in France.

Greek riot police spray tear gas to keep protesters out of the parliament building during a demonstration in central Athens, Greece, Friday Dec. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

















Athens' giant Christmas tree burns in front of the Greek parliament in Athens December 8, 2008. Protesters set fire to a major department store in central Athens and torched the city's giant Christmas tree outside parliament as anti-government protests worsened. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis)














A riot policeman is immersed in fire from a thrown molotov cocktail after a demonstration in central Athens on December 12, 2008. (Kostas Tsironis/AFP/Getty Images)














Students demonstrate in front of the police headquarters of Athens, on December 15 2008. Riot squads ringed Athens police headquarters as Greek protesters targeted state institutions, while the right-wing government faced new headaches with the re-emergence of a landswap scandal. (OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)














A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December 9, 2008. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis)













A protester throws a stone at riot police during a demonstration outside of a regional government ministry office in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on December 10, 2008. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)














Protesters, unseen, aim a green laser pointer at riot policemen during clashes between protesters and riot police in Athens, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)














Protesters clash with riot police during a demonstration in central Athens on December 12, 2008. (OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)














A Greek protester runs from tear gas used by riot police while guarding the parliament building during a demonstration in central Athens, Greece, Friday Dec. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Body of Lies

Tonight I went to see the movie "Body of Lies" at the "premiere" show, thanks to the guys of sinema.com. You can learn more and see the trailer on the official website or on imdb.com.

more to come...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mosque Clock

My friend Daniel bought this in Eminönü and I thought it was pretty funny and kitsch. That's how the alarm wakes you up in the morning. A real nightmare. Especially the little echo at the end. video

Friday, December 12, 2008

Small Walk in Tophane

Today's Picture








The Tophane clock tower