Dasvant is a noncommercial showcase for us to exhibit the work we have shot/done/distorted. It's our turn to get behind the camera. Sorry for the the glitches and mistakes.
Dasvant is derived from the word das[u]vant in Hittite language. It means blind. We have chosen it as a title for its obvious irony and as a small tribute to the cultural heritage of the land on which we live.
ankara, turkey, animation, video, Canon EOS 5D mark II, photo, stills, istanbul, festival, photography, time, timelapse, stop motion, DSLR stills, kızılcahamam, night, short film, claymation, play doh, GoPro HD Hero
"Our roots are in the dark; the earth is our country. Why did we look up for blessing — instead of around, and down? What hope we have lies there. Not in the sky full of orbiting spy-eyes and weaponry, but in the earth we have looked down upon. Not from above, but from below. Not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourishes, where human beings grow human souls."
Ursula K. Le Guin
by Ozlem Mengiliboru
11-17.09.2016, East Black Sea forests
Bak / Can Mengiliboru
10/10/2015 explosion, Ankara Central railway station
AsiKeci - GozGozuGor exhibition
On July 20, an ISIL militant, infiltrating the group of youths gathered in Suruç about to depart for Kobane in an effort to help with the reconctruction of the city, detonated the bomb strapped to his body. 33 young people died. All that was left were the backpacks containing toys for the kids of Kobane.
20x25 cm Alumitype (wet plate collodion positive, ambrotype, on aluminium), Industar-37 300 mm f/ 4.5 Lens, 00:22@f/4.5, gum sandarac varnished, by Can Mengilibörü