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Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique From time to time its been suggested that RFF have a mentor Photography help section in terms of Technique - how to shoot this or that. 1st of all I had to find someone whose work I really like. 2ndly that photog had to be willing help others. That's the catch: so many excellent photogs just are not wiling to make the time for that, or just as likely, simply don't give a damn about helping others. SimonSawSunlight is an excellent up and coming photog whose work seems to go well beyond his 24 years.

You can view Simon's work at http://www.simonbephotography.com/  and www.facebook.com/simonbphotography Simon has been published in in FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), LFI (Leica Fotografie International) and more recently in Radiate Magazine. He also recently had a large solo-exhibition in Berlin. Not too Shabby! So, let us begin this adventure and see where it goes. Thank for taking this on Simon!


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100 pictures from the last two days in istanbul
Old 06-02-2013   #1
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100 pictures from the last two days in istanbul

teargas is a bitch i tell you. the stuff they were using when they ran out of it is worse.

here's the download link:
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thank you for this work!
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Thank you for your information.
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Old 06-02-2013   #4
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a lot seems to be left out by the international media, while turkish media is just plain ridiculous.
it has been calm this morning but that might change later in the afternoon. i am going back to taksim now.
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Old 06-02-2013   #5
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Thank you for your images.

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These pictures should be coated in teargas and hung in a small space. Then people could walk in with masks to really appreciate the event.

When they come out I'll hose them for additional effect :P

See you there later!
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These pictures should be coated in teargas and hung in a small space. Then people could walk in with masks to really appreciate the event.

When they come out I'll hose them for additional effect :P

See you there later!
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Well done Simon and friends. I see you discovered the milk trick, I wish it worked better.

Would it help you to put a short text-file with links and contact details in to the picture zip, to help prevent them becoming 'orphaned' and to help in future work.

Take care out there (and prepare yourself for the inevitable requests for a review of the X100.....).
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Simon, you got mail.

I can help you get them out to Dutch media if you want.
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Thanks for your pictures. There this online picture about the huge number of empty tear gas cans, crazy!
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Thanks for your pictures. There this online picture about the huge number of empty tear gas cans, crazy!
That tear-gas canister picture is on Istiklal, the main pedestrianised shopping/touristy street running from Taksim Square down to the Golden Horn and the Galata bridge. Any visitors who have been to Istanbul will have walked along this street, that includes the RFF Euromeet last year.
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I was actually thinking of you, while reading the news yesterday.
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Some excellent images here, Simon.
Stay safe!
(did I read correctly and Amnesty reports two casualties?)
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can't get the download to open on a mac running snow leopard, should I be able to?
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can't get the download to open on a mac running snow leopard, should I be able to?
It's a ZIP-file, you should install Stuffit Expander for Mac, it's a free internet download.


http://www.stuffit.com/mac-expander.html


Great shots in there!
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It's a ZIP-file, you should install Stuffit Expander for Mac, it's a free internet download.


http://www.stuffit.com/mac-expander.html


Great shots in there!
But you can also get it for free over the Mac App-Store.
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Great work. Attend to your 6-o'clock.
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http://defnesumanblogs.com/2013/06/0...g-in-istanbul/
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They gathered and marched. Police chased them with pepper spray and tear gas and drove their tanks over people who offered the police food in return. Two young people were run over by the tanks and were killed. Another young woman, a friend of mine, was hit in the head by one of the incoming tear gas canisters. The police were shooting them straight into the crowd. After a three hour operation she is still in Intensive Care Unit and in very critical condition. As I write this we don’t know if she is going to make it. This blog is dedicated to her…

The state, under its conservative agenda passed many laws and regulations concerning abortion, cesarean birth, sale and use of alcohol and even the color of lipstick worn by the airline stewardesses.

People who are marching to the center of Istanbul are demanding their right to live freely and receive justice, protection and respect from the State. They demand to be involved in the decision-making processes about the city they live in.
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Simon,

I've now had the chance to look more closely at the entire set of images. There is some truly acute seeing and it is coherent as a set. You are doing good and important work. Thank you for sharing it. Stay dynamic, stay safe.
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Stay safe. I hope the situation changes, it's getting ridiculous.
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I shared the photos with the photo editor of a local journal. They may contact you for the rights.
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Thank you Simon for your dedication in photographing these events and posting the images here, stay safe and well.
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Stay safe there ! I might have missed it but I do not remember having seen any report in Japanese TV news ...
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let me echo the sentiments here and say stay safe and be in one piece! my heart goes out to all you Istanbullis and Turkish citizens.
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Thank you so much for sharing! Solidarity! Love these two and others!
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thanks everybody. regarding the tightness of the editing, i couldn't give less of a sh!t right now, to be honest.
i took more pictures yesterday, nothing to tickle your erogenous photography zones maybe, but there is not enough press coverage so the pictures have to get out there.

in other news, i have been peppersprayed while trying to protect a girl yesterday, and hit on the head with a helmet by a policeman while behind their ranks. good news: people managed to keep taksim for another day (impressive barricade-building skills too).
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Watching hipsters getting teargassed is always fun. Thanks.
you deserve a load of teargas in your mouth, laddie. you have obviously no idea what is going on here. almost all of the people who got hurt in the first big clashes around taksim were middle-aged and older people (including women, if that makes any difference). so rub your bs in back up your behind.
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you deserve a load of teargas in your mouth, laddie. you have obviously no idea what is going on here. almost all of the people who got hurt in the first big clashes around taksim were middle-aged and older people (including women, if that makes any difference). so rub your bs in back up your behind.
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Great work, Simon.

The poor coverage of this in the press is shameful.
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i took this yesterday, please share it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEbk9pxdjuQ
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Nice, Simon!

But, sheez, just take care, will you??


Shared on FB, least I could do.
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i took this yesterday, please share it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEbk9pxdjuQ
I've shared that on another forum I frequent. Hope that's OK.

Keep reporting back. And look after yourself. You're doing great work.
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Bad situation, a good work from your side Simon, please be careful and take care.
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as tensions rise, some of what happens in istanbul looks more like civil war than protests, like the fortification of the taksim area with massive improvised barriers and roadblocks to keep police away. there is, however, still no form of leadership or central coordination for the huge number of protesters.



yesterday's clashes started by the waterfront in beşiktaş, where police soon chased protesters in to the narrow side streets. the gas is even more brutal in such conditions, and affecting way more than just the people on the street. most of the damage to local property (windows etc.) was done by police grenades. a lot of residents helped people on the streets and offered them shelter in their homes.



there are a lot of stray animals in istanbul, and while cats easily find cover, the dogs are completely confused and without protection from police gas in the narrow streets.



police often make no exception for ambulances, and i have seen them actively target one that was trying to block off a water cannon truck chasing protesters.



some cafés, bistros, restaurants and hotels are opening their doors all night to help people. hyatt and intercontinental (and probably other hotels too) let people stay and sleep in their lobbies. starbucks gave out free food and drinks two nights ago (don't know about last night).
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BTW, you just demonstrated the real world usefulness of the X100. Web wankers are one thing, practical use altogether another.

ISO 4000 @ 1/10th & wide open, wow.

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to be honest with you, i would swap this thing for a proper DSLR in a heartbeat right now. it did get in the way of some very good shots. it has proven to be quite resilient though and the image quality is of course fantastic.
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Thank you Simon for being there and resist with us. And if you see Martin and Taylan say my greetings.

I have to be on my streets today, because now everyone has to organize their neighborhood. Resistence spreads... Stay safe, will you?

There is another thread on this topic which I started.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...d.php?t=133346

Also much more pics are updated with this link:

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com


Thank you all for your great supports.
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