Léon: The Professional, Luc Besson

04.21 pm Léon: You need some time to grow up a little. Mathilda: I finished growing up, Léon. I just get older. Léon: For me it’s the opposite. I’m old enough. I need time to grow up. Undoubtedly one of the most influential action movies, Léon: The Professional portrays a familiar father-daughter type relationship [...]

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Salvador Dalí

05.06 am “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” Salvador DALI The famous photograph, dating back to 1969, depicts the 65-year-old surreal artist Salvador Dalí, casually walking his pet anteater in Paris. It is hard to not get gripped by such a haunting, unusual image. [...]

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Bernd & Hilla Betcher

One fine day… 04.19 pm “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred STIEGLITZ There are no limits to what a photograph can do. Having been interested in architecture my entire life, I have always dealt with the recurring question of how to perceive a building. [...]

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Les Fleurs du Mal, Baudelaire

05.16 am Plonger au fond du gouffre, Enfer ou Ciel, qu’importe ? Au fond de l’Inconnu pour trouver du nouveau ! Charles BAUDELAIRE I remember very clearly when I first encountered these lines. It was after my grandfather’s death; my parents had taken me to his house to clean it out. There was a [...]

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Kurt Cobain’s Journals

Kurt Cobain’s Journals, Kurt Cobain 09.16 pm “They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” Kurt COBAIN I have always been a huge fan of Kurt Cobain. Besides his brilliant mind, there is something mesmerizing about the way he is so brutally honest. I had [...]

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Derrière la Gare de Saint-Lazare, Henri Cartier-Bresson

01.36 am “There was a plank fence around some repairs behind the Gare Saint Lazare train station. I happened to be peeking through a gap in the fence with my camera at the moment the man jumped. The space between the planks was not entirely wide enough for my lens, which is the reason [...]

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Cengelkoy Kuleli Military High School

07.52 am Founded in 1845, the Cengelkoy Kuleli Military High School is the oldest military high school in Turkey. Growing up, I wouldn’t get to spend too much time with my parents since they both had to work late. However, once a week on Sundays we would sit together for breakfast and afterwards take [...]

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L’évolution de l’homme

01.18 pm Throughout my life, I could never help but get attached to the work I produced. In the process of creating, I often found myself getting lost in my art. My work would be a mirror image of my mind and emotions and thus, I would approach my work as an integral part [...]

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Une Marguerite d’Istanbul

10.48 am From my childhood to this day, I have always regarded books as the most precious gift, a bouquet of knowledge waiting to be grasped. And at every point of time, books have accompanied me everywhere I’ve gone. Throughout my life, I have moved, changed cities, changed countries. Always knowing that I was [...]

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The Endless River, Pink Floyd

04.21 pm I have always been a huge Pink Floyd fan, for how they were able to brilliantly embed meaning behind sentences. Pink Floyd’s The Endless River generates meaning not through the use of words but through its sound, through the varying density of its instrumentals and the rhythm shadowing all else. It brings [...]

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