portrait from istanbul, turkey / by Maranie Staab

a little #tbt to istanbul turkey circa 2013 and what remains one of my favorite chance encounter to date. i met this man while walking along the bosphorus -- he was dressed to the nines (heck out those shoes!) and seemingly just enjoying the observation of life as it passed by him. i couldn't resist asking him if he would oblige a portrait with me; he readily agreed.