John Goto 1971©

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The Turkish series was made in Istanbul in ten days. It was important in establishing my
practice of working through a series of related and sequenced images. Experiencing places firsthand,
walking, observing and making photographs became my method for years to come.

In this case I was fortunate to have as my traveling companion Charles Matheson, whose
comprehensive knowledge of architectural and European history was to have a lasting influence on me.

Finally I should mention the conjuncture of Alain Robbe-Grillet's film 'L'Immortelle',
which is set in the same location, with my own recurrent dreams of being lost in a labyrinthine city.



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