Caddebostan beach is one of my favorite places in Istanbul. Surrounded by a great park and trees, we go there with our camp chairs, take something to eat and drink with us, and chill as many people do. Weekday or weekend, the place is always crowded with people swimming, having a picnic, jogging, walking or doing cardio.
The photograph was taken during covid times, where you could see less people than usual. I noticed the teenager with his bike, riding fast towards the sea and making a sudden stop when he is close. He had so much energy in him and I could tell that he enjoyed the excitement and adrenaline so much. I watched him for almost half and hour and I am glad to catch his jump with his bike.
Taken on November 11, 2020 at İstanbul, Turkey.
W/ FujiFilm XPro 2 Camera and XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR 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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