Category Life

The Sun Rises Here

I experience my most peaceful moments during my flights. Flights are the moments when I feel that we all advance on a path that is drawn before, even though we try to draw our own path with our own free wills. There is no cellphone, you do not have much of a chance to intervene with your life… You just have to sit and wait patiently until the plane takes you to your destination.

So again I’m at one of those trips. This time the destination is a metropolis in the Far East: Bangkok. We are setting off on an 11 day trip towards places that became estranged in the globalizing world. We start from the most maiden one Cambodia and continue our journey with Vietnam and Thailand.

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Why Are Russian Women More Beautiful?

Even though physical appearance perception differs based on the time and region, we can say that a common perception has formed nowadays thanks to the constantly developing communication tools and media etc. Given that our evaluation was conducted based on this common perception, here’s my theory about the formation period of the genetic features of Russian women whose beauty are considered as above the world standards.

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Human Characters and Photography Criticism

Human is a complex organism. It is not easy to define it simply within certain rules because there are gray areas in between the blacks and whites in its decisions and behaviors.

I tried to classify types of people we encounter in our daily lives in small groups and identify their characteristics. I think you might be interested if you have a job in which you are in constant contact with people or if you are a story writer or photographer. I will provide a few suggestions for photographers following the definitions.

Intellectuals:

  • They criticize too much.
  • They are picky.
  • They are often unhappy and desperate.
  • They do not have time to produce useful things.

Artistic people:

  • Their egos go through the roof.
  • They do not accept criticism.
  • They are observers.
  • They are free-spirited, dreamy and creative.
  • They love to take risks.
  • They are unstable.
  • You can have an unforgettably beautiful dinner with these people, but you cannot live with them in the same house.

The engineer type:

  • They seek a logical explanation for everything. They think everything has a cause.
  • They trust machines more than they trust people. For example, they may take a wrong turn even if they know the right way just because of the navigation device.
  • They are reliable.
  • Their actions are easily predictable, so they are boring.

The ambitious type:

  • They work a lot.
  • They divide people and things as those that serve their purpose and those that do not.
  • They lack empathy.
  • They are often successful.

Pessimists:

  • They focus on the 10% empty part of the glass. Never share your dreams with these people as they may let you down easily.
  • They get sick easily and frequently.
  • Sometimes they are not even aware of their irrational approach to events.
  • They have trust issues.
  • Intelligent people are generally pessimistic. Being intelligent means being able to establish links between events; therefore these people find it easier to see the dark future of our world compared to other people.

Optimists:

  • They are usually faithful and happy.
  • They live long.
  • Their vision is not broad. They are far from growth and change.

Entrepreneurs:

  • They are dreamers.
  • They love taking risks.
  • They usually fail. They are the few popular and successful ones of all the people we know.
  • They hate to work on a salary basis. They do not want to take orders. They are free-spirited.

Officer spirited people:

  • They do not like risks.
  • Their perception has grown weak. They refrain from producing anything including thought.
  • They do not like hard work.

The socially disabled:

  • They have plenty of fears, concerns and addictions.
  • They are unable to communicate.
  • They do not acknowledge their situation.

Emotional people:

  • Their perception is very strong.
  • They are extremely empathetic.
  • They are prone to depression.

Let’s assume you are a photographer and you want to show your photos to the people of the above-defined characters.

  1. If you want to get criticism, refer to intellectuals and pessimists. But chill out and be prepared for the worst from the start.
  2. You can get interesting suggestions and feedback from entrepreneurs.
  3. If you are pursuing meaningless approvals, show your photos to officers and optimists.
  4. Ambitious people will try to find out how you took that photo and do the same instead of criticizing it.
  5. Emotional people may interpret the details that even you are not able to see in your own photo. From this point of view, it is an interesting experience to consult them.
  6. Do not expect a positive or negative feedback from the socially disabled. They either make no comments or you cannot understand what they say.
  7. The engineer type will be interested in your camera more than your photos. So, do not expect to get a feedback from them.
  8. What artists will say depends on their current mood. You may get a very successful feedback, be ignored, or be criticized severely.

In other words, if you receive poor reviews, do not worry about your photos too much or if you get good criticism, do not rejoice too much because they may not be about you.

So we have to keep in mind that characteristics of a person can vary depending on the time, place and mood. On the other hand, most of these characters are likely to be seen together. For example, an intellectual or an artist may also be pessimistic or an entrepreneur may be ambitious. But do not expect an artist to be officer spirited. When it comes to people, there are always exceptions and none of us is perfect; what makes us perfect is our differences.

Helplessness of Modern People

There are times when we go out of the house and ask ourselves: “Did I turn off the cooker?” or “Did I lock the door?” We go back to see if we performed these actions that we suspect we did not, only to usually find that we did. What are the reasons for and mechanism behind this behavior?

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Hardest Thing of The Life

Each time our heart beats, each time we breath in and out or each time we daydream while gazing at the sky, we actually make a decision: Living or dying. When we pick life, we get two options: Being happy or not.

Although there is no correct or wrong, making a decision is the hardest thing of this life.

In The Middle Of Emptiness

I’ve rented my car from Casablanca and I’m heading south. My purpose is to see the Sahara desert.

I found myself a guide on my way. Together we are going to Merzouga. As we get closer to the desert, we can hardly see the asphalt because of the sand. Eventually there is no road left, only hard soil and sand. We follow the tire tracks left behind from cars which passed before us; any wrong choice can lead us to be stranded. When we arrive at Merzouga, we park the car and get on the camels waiting for us. And we are at the desert. We are going to find the Bedouin tents somewhere in the desert and spend the night there.

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A Simple Test For Diagnosing Eclipse of Reason

There have always been masters, gurus and spiritual leaders who exploited the meaning quest of modern human in the claws of capitalism. How do we understand we encounter such a master and should we trust these people? I have prepared a test consisting of 4 questions to get answers for these questions. Please answer “yes” or “no” for the questions below to apply the test.

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Seeking Happiness in American Personal Growth Books

John was fired from his most recent job as well. When he got home, he saw his wife with unpaid bills in her hand. After a dispute that night, his wife decided to leave him. His friends also had not been inviting him for gatherings where had some beer. He was nearly a loser on the verge of suicide. After the officers from the bank whom he had debts to delivered evacuation requests, John went to the attic and looked for an empty box to collect his few remaining belongings. A small and old chest caught his eye. It was found when his grandfather died and they emptied his room and threw it at the attic without even checking what is inside.

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A Photography Project – Abandoned lives of Chernobyl

In 1986, an accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant inside the boundaries of present-day Ukraine and marked as one of history’s greatest tragedies of humanity.

The idea of going to Pripyat, the city where Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was located, for a photo book project was exciting as well as scary. Because, the radiation around the plant was still above the normal level and even above the danger limit in some places. I organized a trip to Pripyat with two of my friends in May 2013 after receiving necessary approvals from the Ukrainian authorities providing that we travel in relatively safe areas accompanied by a guide. We spent two days in pursuit of traces of abandoned lives in dilapidated buildings almost lost in the woods, smelling of damp. We were careful not to touch any object while we were wandering in places full of dust, rust and mold, which were plundered in the course of time.

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