“If we cannot change the reality, let us change eyes which see reality.” Kazantzakis
The reality of Büyükada is not absolute. It is bipolar; its character changes dramatically in different seasons; the island acts as a threshold in between isolation and overcrowd. It is also able to hide Istanbul’s urban life with its nature in critical points of views. Especially Yörükali Beach ignores Istanbul silhouette in its own perspective; it hacks the sense of direction and recodes the location with its characteristics.
Obscura takes the real image outside and reverses it through a single opening of the camera surface.These openings represents different eyes that see different realities of Büyükada. The proposal synthesises multiple realities simultaneously in order to create an alive section of Büyükada’s essence.