First of all, I was not sure if I could meet with him, because he was a reclusive person; but I had the opportunity to meet him by chance in a cafe he often visited. I also had the chance to photograph him while he was drinking his coffee. It was a rare opportunity that not everyone got, so I consider myself very lucky. I remember that, at that time, the photos I took did not satisfy me; but later on I noticed that they were more beautiful than I had thought. It was a moment that I will never forget. Rest in peace master.”
Text and image: © Mehmet Esen
Equipment: Leica Q, Summilux 28/1.7 Asph
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