Kaan Şensoy Photobook Series-II
Silent Stories from a City That Swings but Never Falls
Step into the mesmerizing streets and breathtaking vistas of Paris, beautifully captured in this book.
With my own style, I've immortalized every corner of this city that exudes love and romance like no other. From the sparkling allure of the Eiffel Tower to the tranquil waters of the Seine River, you'll explore every facet of Paris between these pages.
This book doesn't just showcase the beauty of a city; it also reflects the love and devotion of a photographer for this enchanting place.
Get ready to see Paris through a different lens and share in the love for this magical city.
This book is more than just a collection of photographs; it's a love letter to Paris."
The birth of photography, opening up abstract possibilities in the realm of visual arts, perhaps cursed it by fixing its role even back then. The expectation from photography is still a strong affirmation of reality. People want to believe in every single frame they see to such an extent that even the slightest "touch" that could make them doubt leads to a feeling of deception and, subsequently, anger.
This simple observation has been the most common dilemma I have encountered throughout my forty-year-long journey in photography because, since the day I first held a camera, I sought ways to express myself through this tool in some way. Of course, having complete freedom in this regard does not imply that its consequences will be widely accepted.
While all other arts are subject to infinite acceptance, infinite experimentation, and exploration, when it comes to the art of photography, even though it is not explicitly limited, it faces limited acceptance. While belittling a photograph, simply calling it "Photoshop" is sufficient, whereas in other art forms, saying "a stroke of the brush" doesn't carry much meaning. From this perspective, it can be easily seen that photography has suffered considerable injustice.
The photographs in this book do not have an abstract side. I simply used the tones that I associated with Paris, which I dearly love, and the colours that I found personally sufficient. I was never concerned with reflecting reality. If anything, I can say that I tried to carry and convey a feeling.
For the curious, a small note: The photographs in this book were taken between 2017 and 2021, at different months and times. Until 2021, Sony digital cameras with Canon lenses and some vintage lenses were predominantly used, while this year and beyond, Hasselblad medium format digital and analog cameras with Hasselblad lenses were used.
From the foreword by Kaan Sensoy
14 June 2023, Amsterdam
168 pages - Size 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
Available in both Softcover(Paperback) and Hardcovers
Quantity sales. Special discounts are available on quantity purchases by corporations, associations, and others. For details, contact the publisher at the address below.
First paperback edition June 2023
Published by Blurb
Magic Eye Studio Amsterdam
De Lauriergracht 166-T
1016RR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Copyright © 2021 by Magic Eye Studio Amsterdam
Editor – Debbie Emmitt
Book design by Kaan Sensoy
All photos copyright © 2023 by Kaan Sensoy
Printed in the Netherlands
Publisher’s Cataloguing-in-Publication data
The Kaan Sensoy Photobook Series – II
ISBN-13 979-8210905482 (Paperback)