British photographer John emerged from a cloud of tear gas just as the Gezi protests were getting underway, arriving in Istanbul from war damaged Damascus looking for a quieter life.
Ten good years in Syria had not ended well, surviving two and half years of the conflict before events conspired against him and he departed leaving a house and most of his belongings.
Istanbul was an easy choice, chaotic enough to get lost in, diverse enough to stimulate and yet still offer a degree of sanity, he thought.
John has exhibited his twice in Istanbul and his work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Geo magazine, the FT and many more.
John is always ready to delve into the seedier side of Turkish life and more than happy to collaborate on projects.