Well it has been a long time since the last post, and off course Covid is to blame. After New Year we went into full lockdown for about two months, and more recently we have been in partial lockdown. For about a month most things have been open but we have a nightly curfew of 9.00pm, with a total closure of everything on Sundays. Most people have been going out as little as possible, and even when we do go out, we limit the amount we do. This is the new normal, and although necessary, it feels like we are all in limbo, waiting for something that may never arrive.
Photos wise Febuary was non exisitent, with no thunder storms to shoot or much of anything else. In March we were aloud out for the first time and I went on a walk with my friend at the resevoir. I found the day difficult, after no activity for months, the mountain walk broke me a little and I am sure I frustrated my friend with my slow pace and constant rests. It's a beautiful place though and it was nice to get out finally and see soemone.
A couple of cloud shots
Soon after that my friend Munevver wanted some shots as her second single is ready. If you remember from previous blogs that she had her first release in December 2020 and everything went really well. So she wanted to follow up quickly with another single. I've heard and its great, very different to the first ssong. Anyway hopefully one of these photos will make the cover, but I know Munevver wasn't feeling her best at the shoot. The venue was Hair Studio 8 in Girne. Very nice people.
We start off with some getting ready shots.
The make up artist helped me get the lighting right before Munevver was ready.
I love hairspray.
You can see the full set here Follow her on instagram
Next up are some Yoga Studio photos for my neighbour Figen. She has a new partner, a personal trainer Nilay, find them on Instagram. Body and Soul and Nilay Personal Coach
The last one is with one of their clients. They actually came over for drinks the following Friday which was nice. Very lovely people.
The weather is improving and as I write I have the airconditioning on. So the pirate ship is out and about
Went to see my cousin but he was having a working lunch with a couple of guys, one spanish, but living on the greek side. I learnt a lot about air quality in Cyprus. :)
Had a good meeting with my friend Uygar Erdim who is a film maker, screen writer, 360 modeler and photographer. He is making a new web series and we talked about some projects and new ideas. Lovely and talented guy. Find him on instagram
Next up is the soft openning(due to covid) of my second cousins new sportswear store in Karakum Girne. He is into his sports and teamed up with the Seamless label.
Find him on instagram
And finally at the Aroma Cafe with friends. Aroma is a great place in ChatalKoy, a few miles east of Girne. They do tradition Cypriot borek and other good food.
Next month you will see some more photos from there as they shot an advert and I did some backstage photos and possible bill board shots. Next month I have a couple of shoots planned so looking forward to that. Much love to you all, thanks for reading. Many more photos here