Turkish Republic of N. Cyprus: Imam

Just back from a great trip to Israel and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The best part of this type of work is getting to meet so many intriguing people.  A lot of stories will be flowing through here in the coming days, I but wanted to share a portrait of an Imam that graciously allowed us to photograph him offering prayers.

BTW, the TRNC is not recognized by any country other than Turkey. It is considered Occupied Territory by Cyprus and the rest of the world.

P.S. The floor of this mosque has red carpet…thus the odd colors bouncing around.

(Canon 5D2, 50mm 1.2 , 1/500 sec, f2.0, ISO800)

Photo ©Copyright Gary S. Chapman 2010

4 thoughts

  1. I like what the red floor is doing in this picture.

    Your work has inspired me to want to do something similar. My husband is our community’s United Way director and they are in desperate need of quality photos of their funded agencies to aid in their fundraising efforts. Do you have any advice for me on getting some really good shots? Do you set up your shots or shoot photo journalist style? The bulk of my photography has been portrait and landscape photography. Any thoughts that might assist me in trying to help our community would be appreciated!!


  2. Unless my photos look like direct portraits, everything is shot in a photojournalistic style. I try my best to be a “fly on the wall.” As far as learning how to shoot…there are two things: shoot a lot and look at great photographs. Blessings…don’t have more time to respond right now as I am in the middle of an edit. maybe you can email me specific questions in a few days and I will try to respond.

  3. I love this shot. Everything about it is peaceful-the softness of the walls, the “odd colors” and the look on his face all work together to give a soothing sense about it. Odd that this peacefulness can be found in a such a tense place as TRNC

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