Aşk (Love) is a tender gesture performed by an accursed Ottoman soldier, exploring the idea of corruption and malice coexisting with tenderness and yearning.
Growing up in Istanbul, where I often found myself bombarded with a reinvented, politically convenient version of Ottoman Empire's history, I decided to reimagine the past century as well.
I created a story where, after losing World War 1, the Sultan sells his soul in exchange for an immortal army.
These images tell the stories of what came after.
Aşk (Love), 2019
Dimensions: 6000x3000 pixels
Unique Edition with Artist's Proof
Series: Curse of the Forever Sultan