The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, Turkey. It was built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter in Kızılay, and its size and prominent situation have made it a landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in central Ankara. Its garden is tiled in marbles and as the sun goes down, combination of light and the texture creates a beautiful, minimal canvas for a photograph.
As hard as it is to shoot under the sun, the shadows appear so beautifully that it makes it so hard to leave the place. The dove came out of nowhere into the scene as I pressed the shutter. It flew so close to the walking guy as if it was trying to play a game with him.
Taken on September 04, 2018 at Ankara, Turkey.
W/ FujiFilm XPro 2 Camera and XF10-24mmF4 R OIS lens
About Hakan Biyiklioglu:
Hakan Biyiklioglu is a photography artist from Istanbul, Turkey. He started photography when he was 19 years old with his father’s Yashica camera. He chases for unusual moments and angles in ordinary city spots and streets, he makes use of wide spaces, minimized objects, and people, mixed with a feeling of serenity. Geometry, silhouettes, and shadows are mostly in play as well as long exposures. Traveling to rural parts, iconic cities, chatting with people before photographing them are essential parts of his photography adventure.
He has been featured on many web sites (Eyeshot,Life is Street, İfsak, etc) and social media sites. He has been the guest photographer for a photo documentary series called "Bir Kare Bir Anlam", for 3 episodes, on one of the most popular Turkish Television Channels, TRT2. He has been invited for photography talks and presentations by FujiFilm in many cities of Turkey.
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