The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

Four views of the Sultan Ahmet Camii…

Four views of the Sultan Ahmet Camii…

Four views of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul.   .   . The above audio and photograph was made at the same time from the roof of my hotel. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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First, we worshipped…

First, we worshipped…

First, we worshipped the inanimate. Next, we learned to worship the gods Later, we discovered the Deity. Then, dazzled by our own Reason We returned to the inanimate And ended up worshipping anything, From football to economic growth. ~Sukasah Syahdan, “A Brief History of Gods” Miletus   I traced the Circus whose gray stones incline

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What happened to this year… in review.

What happened to this year… in review.

If 2010 was a cookie being baked to the exact right moment, I might have already taken it out of the oven to simmer on its own just a little longer. So… what happened? This year, I became a photojournalist. Yeah, I have been doing this a while, but I was still in college… but

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Early rising…

Early rising…

I cannot tell you what it is like to awake to the sound of the morning call to prayer from the hundreds of mosques within earshot of my hotel-room window. I cannot express to you how that sound is stuck in my memory in a place just as deep as anything I’ve seen in my

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Minor even is major…

Minor even is major…

For a place steeped in history to the level of a city like Istanbul, even the minor churches – the ones that are way off the tourist’s maps – are major. And between all those “minor” churches are all the usual Turkish people going about their every day lives… Many apologies if the copious amount

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As I see Istanbul…

…like this: This is a black and white city. It is gorgeous in black and white. The places… …the people… …its all beautiful. And beautifully complex. Now, for the nerdy ones out there – and this is a photoblog – I have gotten a few questions concerning how I do some of these black and

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Semi-familiar territory…

Semi-familiar territory…

See, the problem with me getting back into Europe is: the style of my photos seem to change. Whereas Africa was more of a National Geographic thing going on – dramatic portraits and “plight of humanity” sort of things – the European theater feels completely different. I will be completely honest, sometimes I look at

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