Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (March 2013).
This boy stayed in my mind long after the picture was taken. I wondered why he wasn’t in school, why it was a spinning top that he was trying to sell, and why he was doing it with so much fervour. I wondered what else was going on in his life, and I wonder (three years later) where he is now. It makes me underscore that taking a picture on the streets can be so much more than capturing an image. You’re making a real connection with the world at large, discovering yourself as well as a deeper identity of all of us and, later on when looking back at your picture, you reflect on the important emotions and ideas connected to the incident conjured by that image–emotions and ideas that otherwise would have been forgotten and lost.