Nuri Bige Ceylan is an awarded cineast and photographer from Turkey. These photos were taken when looking for films’locations.
I don’t remember which Russian poem about a snowy scene ended by the word “tichina” – “silence”. This is what I feel here, ultimate silence.
In the vast landscape, one can barely distinguish sky from earth. Every object seems so small, smothered in greyish vapour. Lost.
This photograph is well built though, and something is happening.
See the triangle in the centre ( voyager, house, tree) stressed by the white light in the sky.
See the three parallel direction’s lines , crossing the image from right to left (the telephone’s poles; the sleigh and the larger tree; the shack and the smaller trees’ line).
The man seems to go to the centre, marked by the larger tree and the beckoning rift in the clouds.
However, did you notice that the only colours are the window’s and the sleigh’s?
These two must be reunited, I guess the traveller will choose the warmest light ;)
‘Returning Home, Ardahan’, 2004.
Archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper (the site explains this gives more depth to the black hues).