John Goto 1971©
The Turkish series was made in Istanbul in ten days. It was important in
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,
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.
< previous page