When I was having some tea in one of the authentic cafes in Istanbul, I spotted this gentleman in one of the shops around the area. I went there, chatted with him for a while, bought a few bric-a-brac from his shop and asked him, if I can take a picture of mine. Once I got the permission, he started wrapping up what I bought. In the meantime, I took a few shots and thanked him.
Photographer: Orhan Aksel (Istanbul, Turkey) Registered
Aksel was born in 1961. He is an Industrial and Systems engineer, graduated from University of Florida in ’86 and since then the founder and owner of a high-tech company in Istanbul. He Has been a passionate photography amateur since he was 12, grew up in darkrooms. But recently he decided to step up his photography, hoping that one day he can earn money through this hobby to donate for the education of the needy children of the world. It is still a hobby to him, but just became a philanthropic one. Eventually he wants to shift his carrier more to this direction.