Selection of photos by Murat Erman Aksoy
28-year-old architect and amateur photographer from berlin, germany.
Between the 2 images from your last series, did you really waited in the desert for the sunset to come and the colors to change?
Yes that was it. The second is an early night shot which is possible to do when its full moon. I do it often but usually choose one of the two, but this time i had the feeling they could look well together if hanged next to each other.
Do you think the planet will be a better place with less humans on it?
The problems of climate change, disruption to essential ecosystems, species extinction, and conflicts between states and tribes threaten the quality of life for even the richest nations and put into question our long term survival. All of this compounded by growing numbers of people on earth. I think there is no question that for future generations, life on earth and what we know as “nature” will be very different from what it is today. We have to question how much we value the earth’s beauty and diversity, its natural systems, and what kind of world we want for the future.
Philip Govedare – Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Can you tell us more about these 2 images and your series ‘Safe Haven’ ?
The first picture shows two Peshmerga soldiers on a hill station outside Sulaymaniyah, the second largest town in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan. I spend the day with two kurdish friends on the top of the mountain. Driving back we took the wrong street and ended up in this military zone.