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Airport Worker Photographs Unique Travelers He Encounters From Around the World

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Airport Worker Photographs Unique Travelers He Encounters From Around the World




I’m a photographer from Istanbul who work at center for photography also works at Atatürk Airport and at the same time I run photography blog because I really enjoy photography news websites.
I see thousands of different faces passing by every day, from every culture and every part of the world. It is like a treasure for a photographer like me! This inspired me to combine my passion for photography with my work at the airport and create a new project called "100 Faces 100 Countries" for my photography blog.
Almost every day I walk around the transit section of the airport trying to find the right face. The person that I decide to shoot has to be different in some way. It could be the hairstyle or the dress but the most important is the atmosphere between me and the participant.
I have started my project in March 2018 and currently I have 117 portraits from 77 different countries. I will continue my project with the hope of having an exhibition of 100 different countries.
When I posted my project on Bored Panda in May 2018, it was published by German, Portuguese, French, Bulgarian and Turkish media.
I love how this project connects the world in one place!
I also participate on photo websites for photographers where we share our ideas and our passion.

44 Takeshi From Japan



Takeshi is an architect and fashion designer from Japan. He designed his dress which was inspired by the Arabic dress called thawb.

43 Mr. Dheo From Portugal



We met with Mr. Dheo after our corporate photographers project was published on Portuguese newspaper. He was in Dubai and wrote me that he will transit via Istanbul. We made an appointment for the shooting session and had an excellent outcome.

42 Philip Chang From South Korea



Chang with his friend arrived to Sweden. We met on their way back from business travel to Seoul.

41 Michele From Germany



Michele had a vacation in Phuket and was heading back to Berlin.

40 Sophie From France



Sophie plays her guitar as a hobby. When I met her, she was waiting for her direct travel to Lebanon. She has chosen a good destination to learn Arabic!

39 Simon Cheng From Taiwan



Photographer Simon Cheng was documenting the refugees in Slovenia. When we met, he was heading to Northern Irak where the refugees are coming from. He is also a business photographer. Hope to meet him on his way back to hear his story!

38 Mustapha From Morocco



Mustapha is a member of the band called Daraa Tribes. Their music is a fusion of the ancestral tribal music of the Draa Valley with the Sahara blues specific to the city of Tagounite an oasis in the heart of the Moroccan dessert.

37 Barkinado From Senegal




Barkinado is a Senegalese painter and he was at business travel to exhibition at France La Motte-Servolex. 

36 Boubakar From Niger



Boubakar is the leader of the pilgrim group. I met him on his way back to Hajj.

35 Sadeem From Pakistan



Sadeem studies Global Development in the University of Copenhagen. He loves to play his guitar as a hobby also enjoys worldwide travel. 

34 Florencia From Argentina




Florencia is a forensic anthropologist. She works for the Red Cross and her last flight reservation was to Georgia.

33 Martina From Austria



Thanks for spreading love Martina! the traveler is one of the kind we hope to see you again.

32 Ilya From Russia



Ilya Varlamov is one of the most famous bloggers and reporters from Russia. He was preparing a video for his YouTube channel when we met. Thanks to Ilya, most of the project followers are from Russia.

31 Jacob From Sweden




Jacob is a medical student from Sweden. He was on the way to Sudan with a group of international students. They do this kind of trips usually. 

30 Miljana From Serbia





Miljana is a tattoo artist. The traveler was having holiday with her boyfriend.

29 Anja From Slovenia



Anja is the third face from Slovenia and as you see Slovenians travel a lot! I’ll probably meet half of the country until the end of our corporate photographers project.

28 Gerd From Denmark



Gerd denied my offer to participate in my project at first. But, she had enough time to think about it when she was in Niger! When she came back, she explained that she liked the way this project connects people from all over the world. We met again on her way back to Denmark and had enough time for a photo shoot and a conversation.

27 Daria From Ukraine



Daria had a flight to China for the next model photo shoot.

26 Luna From Chile



Luna had travel holidays with her friends in Kenya. She lives in Germany.

25 Aldar From Russia



Aldar grew up in United Kingdom and still lives in London. He likes to go for vacations to his home country in Russia.

24 Ed From Kenya



Ed has both British and Kenya nationalities. He was waiting for his flight to Nairobi country.

23 Lubna From Egypt



Lubna is a psytrance Dj from Egypt. She lives in Sharm el Sheikh.

22 Rahma From Tunisia



Rahma is a sports teacher. She was on trip to Romania. She likes this kinds of trips. 

21 Paris From United States



Her full name is Paris London. What a beautiful name! She had lovely holiday in Greece and was heading home. She really likes travel holidays.

20 Frankie J From England




Frankie J is one of the best house dancers on the planet. We have met before at Istanbul Street Dance Carnival. He was the judge for House Dance contest and I was an advertising photographer there.

19 Gorana From Serbia




Gorana was having a quick drink before her flight to Belgrade.

18 Jargal From Mongolia




I have met Jargal before her flight to Ulaanbaatar. She studies in Frankfurt, Germany.

17 Sebastian From Poland




Sebastian's last adventure was the trip to the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan. He climbed to the Peak Korzhenevskaya which is 7105 m high and it took him 8 days. He was there at the same time (13th August) when the helicopter crash happened and three Russian climbers and two Tajik pilots died in the accident.

16 May From Lebanon




May loves to travel. She volunteered at a refugee camp and was on the way to Egypt for work.

15 Katirina From Bulgaria




Katirina was on work and business travel program at New Jersey with her friend. I met them on the way back to Bulgaria.

14 Christophe From Belgium




His T-shirt rocks! It even made me ask Christophe to join our corporate photographers project.

13 Idris From Nigeria




Idris is a fashion stylist from Nigeria and also likes fashion photography. You can hire him both in Nigeria and Kenya! He travels a lot and we met just before his flight to New York.

12 Sara From Iran




Happy to have Sara in the pho pictures project! She studies dentistry and design in Moscow.

11 Indrė From Lithuania




Indrė was heading to California to spend her summer there.

10 Sara From Tanzania




Sara was in Barcelona for holiday. I really love the natural look in this photo portrait.

9 Parl From Estonia




Parl is a heptathlete from Estonia. Hereby I've learned that "hepta" means seven in Greek. We have met before her direct travel to Houston.

8 Kavinthida From Thailand




Kavinthida had travel holidays in Denmark. She had a very long layover. 

7 Frédéric From France




Frédéric is a teacher in Nigeria. After 2 months summer vacation he was on his direct travel to start the new semester. By the way, the jacket is his own design.

6 Shayma From Kuwait





Shayma was following the project before we met as we are corporate photographers. She was making a big effort for our project catalog photography project. She wrote me between her connecting flight to Greece. She studies medicine in Malta and also volunteers for refugees in Athens.

5 Jussi From Finland




Jussi owns a wedding photo studio in Helsinki and he is wedding photography professional. He really enjoys his work he likes wedding photography photos.  We met before his flight to Africa. He was going to have a long journey to the middle of the jungle.

4 Bash From Lebanon




Bash arrived from the Burning Man festival, the dust traces still on his shoes. He is a percussion artist playing djembe drum.

3 Freya From Scotland




Freya studies Human Sciences at University of Oxford. She was flying to Kenya for her studies.

2 Nicole From Ukraine




Nicole is a tattoo artist from Odessa. She was starting a tour in Europe for tattoo lovers and also for travel booking companies.

1 Ibrahim Zethy From Rwanda



This is what happens if your travel business company gives you this opportunity to meet a dancer from Rwanda at the airport. Thanks to Ibrahim Zethy!

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