Turkey - Jeff Henry Photography
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The Worshiper

The Worshiper

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul is not just a tourist attraction, but a place of worship used by thousands of people each day. I visited the Mosque several times while in Istanbul, trying to soak up its importance, grandeur, and beauty. One morning I arrived before sunrise to see it from the outside, and then to go inside when few people were there. I was one of three visitors that morning, plus a handful of worshipers, including this man. I kept my distance, maintaining the respect deserved for those in worship, but was able to capture this image. I've printed it both digitally and in a darkroom, and in both cases it is simply stunning. Leica M7, Fuji Acros 100.

Black and WhiteDeveloperEuropeFilmFuji Acros 100Ilford LC29IstanbulLeica M7PlacesTurkey