Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On the Street…..Kemankes Cd, Istanbul

I traveled halfway(ish) around the globe to Istanbul and ended up shooting a guy from Indianapolis, Indiana… my hometown.


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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    December 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This guy has a Russian feel!

  2. Alyssa @ The Fashion Lens

    December 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    What a coincidence! And I do love those mittens :)

  3. Marcel Da Chump

    December 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm


  4. comme fraiche

    December 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    The mittens do stand out- perhaps made in Istanbul along with the sweater

  5. dragon fruit

    December 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    that’s crazy! you’re from indianapolis? wow! anyway he has awesome style i love those colors!


  6. Ayshe Rose

    December 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  7. Susanna

    December 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Jesus in mittens :) And soon it’s Christmas.

    Lovely happy colours.

  8. Ivan

    December 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    And my sister told me that my winter gloves are big… That’s the fashion I told! The unibrow makes it all :D!

  9. Miriam

    December 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Hello hipster…

  10. Très Awesome

    December 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Love the mittens and fabulous boots. Hoosiers represent. I hail from South Bend, IN!

    Tr̬s Awesome РChicago Street Style

  11. ETC...

    December 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Those are some killer gloves!



  12. shortlechic

    December 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    WHOA!!! the shoes! the shoes! The man knows what works. i love it.

  13. Ali

    December 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    wish he was puffing on a nargile as you were taking the pic.it would have made this amazing pic just a little bit more exotic and in line with the water pipe cafe he’s sitting in front of…his gloves are not my style but it compliments his sweater.The tone of the socks wouldn’t be the way i’d go but heyy it goes along with his grunchy globetrotter dervish swag =)

  14. Evita

    December 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

  15. ziya

    December 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Wow! website to know latest news about fashion thanks a lot.

  16. DeepBlue Fig

    December 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Fantastic look !
    check out chowpapi.com to find some hidden gems in istanbul like Araf Cafe.

  17. Ophelia

    December 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

  18. Wendy Carlos Williams

    December 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Petroushka? A Chagall?

  19. Name*

    December 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    in the best possible way he looks like that thing from Narnia.

  20. canvasofculture

    December 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    What a very gorgeous shot though! Those are some great mittens!


  21. the effair

    December 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    in the best possible way he looks like that mr tumness from Narnia.

  22. Cece

    December 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    My first trip to Istanbul was in 1972. “The Pudding Shop” was THE place to meet and greet. It was a very different time. The city was full of hippies. Most of the young men didn’t look so different from the one in this photograph.

  23. Edgar C

    December 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Nice colors.

    P.S. his unibrow would’ve fooled me into believing he was a local :)

  24. Christina

    December 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Lol, small world! Great shot

  25. Thy Nefelibata

    December 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    It feels like when I travelled the world “in search” of my soulmate and finally met him in my hometown :).
    Great look, btw!

  26. Patricia

    December 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    love how he seems not to care about what he wears but still, he does actually care.

    I wanted to say thanks because YOUR PHOTOS OFTEN INSPIRE MY DRAWINGS AND PORTRAITS. congrats and tnx from Spain


  27. Villy K

    December 6, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I love the gloves- very eye catching

  28. noreen

    December 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    he has an arty feel. he’s at home there – adapted with the beard and all.

  29. JV

    December 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Just perused a few months of your blog, excellent photos, with only one critique: all the women are SO DAMN skinny. Not that there’s anything wrong with skinny women, but I mean, every woman I saw was model skinny (and sure, some of them are, in fact, models, I get that). How about a little variety? I know for a fact there are plenty of stylish, curvy women out there roaming the streets.

  30. Marie

    December 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Sometimes the world is huge; sometimes it’s very, very, small.

  31. Tokyofaces.com (@Tokyofaces)

    December 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    The mittens are really cool. Such a funny story to meet someone from your hometown that far away.

    Tokyo street style: http://www.tokyofaces.com

  32. Bohemian Style

    December 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Love that story. It makes you realize how small the world really is.


  33. Katherine

    December 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Interesting enough as I just read this post my bus from Chicago was going through Indianapolis. Beautiful image.

  34. Annika

    December 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    How great! I love seeing Hoosiers around the globe. I’m from Fort Wayne!

  35. Fred Gonsowski

    December 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Rasputin lives…A time traveler from Czarist Russia. Romantic in a Bohemian way.

  36. Habiba. J

    December 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    WOW, thats the great things about traveling you never know where you might end up. If you get a chance do check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.


  37. shannon

    December 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Isn’t that the way it goes? He looks to me like a quirky Harold a la Harold & Maude.

  38. meilssa

    December 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    What’s up with the facial hair, I now see that it’s really in vogue to wear beards??????
    Please tell me what that is about….
    I like it and I always ask my husband not to shave, to a small one going… He says it’s hard to do because of the training young to always shave…


  39. Jennifer De Francisco

    December 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I love the sweater…

  40. Fotautomat

    December 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Gorgeous!! Love the pops of colour – suited for the festive seasons.


  41. kill3rboots

    December 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I was just thinking that this guy looked like he was sitting at the Bloomingfoods!

  42. Roy Marvelous

    December 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Love those gloves!

  43. gabriella sheffield

    December 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

    modern yet grundgey, i like


  44. The life after

    December 7, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Ahhh Istanbul is so cosmopolitan… you can find anyone there!!

    The Life After

  45. une chatte grise

    December 7, 2011 at 3:20 am

    That’s really funny.
    And I love the mittens against the classic neutral jacket!

  46. emma

    December 7, 2011 at 4:05 am

    I love his gloves.

  47. Johnny

    December 7, 2011 at 5:15 am

    He’s really cool!

  48. paula

    December 7, 2011 at 5:48 am

    That’s the trouble with travel, you never really escape your past.

  49. Beauty Follower

    December 7, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Have you try nargile in Instabul?

  50. ilke

    December 7, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Istanbul is an amazing place to end up shooting, seeing, tasting believing, having harmony but for you mostly a warm welcome by your compatriot…

  51. CoudreMode

    December 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I know right? Funny how things like that happen!

  52. nicole

    December 7, 2011 at 7:52 am

    nice coincidence!!

    another beautiful shot! really like his style!


  53. LocalCeleb

    December 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Loving his splash of color and rugged look


  54. antique engagement rings

    December 7, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Love the colors….!

  55. debbie

    December 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

    It’s a small world…..

  56. Milena

    December 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

  57. Dlight

    December 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

    HAha indeed the world is small as we say on French (well the English probably say this too I’m not sure! :-))

    Dlight from Paris
    La Rue A Du Style

  58. abby

    December 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

    like it. happy coincidence. us hoosiers are good folk, right??!?

  59. J Umm

    December 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

    smitten mittens!

  60. D. Abdu-har

    December 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

    nice chair

  61. anonymous

    December 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I like this shot, he looks like a local, could have fooled me. So relaxed and those mittens!

  62. Charlotte Wilder

    December 7, 2011 at 11:51 am

    AMAZING mittens! I want them :)

  63. [email protected] ★

    December 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    i love this man’s attire..
    xx ~ k

  64. h

    December 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    the shoes are great !

    this man has an uncanny resemblance to che guevara — particularly during his last days of life.


  65. Olivia

    December 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Lovely boots…

  66. anonymous

    December 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    stood out as an American immediately! the petite nose is always a giveaway!

  67. Style Dilettante

    December 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

    No Way! I thought he was local – but now the mittens make more sense…!


  68. clarity enhanced diamonds

    December 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Just a fantastic photo…….!

  69. Magpie

    December 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I can’t believe I’ve been loving your blog for so long and just discovered you are from Indy too – I went to IU two years after you in the Interior Design program and my best friend Stacy Frigo was in Fashion Merchandising – we’ve spent lots of time in the same building at the same time in the middle of Indiana – crazy.

  70. annablume

    December 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    el nuevo Jesucristo?…una foto brillante y vibrante…

  71. Justyna

    December 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Like in Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle”… a person from Indianapolis always meets another one from Indy on the other side of Globe, on the plane, etc.

    nice gloves!

  72. fae

    December 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    indianapolis is a great place to be from. you should come back sometime :)

  73. Kate

    December 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Isn’t that how it goes? Lovely photo. And greetings from Indy!

  74. Ellen Einkauf

    December 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    love love those bright color accents!!! <3

  75. cartier

    December 11, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    How did Joe get to Istanbul??

  76. Bryan

    December 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    He;s a cool man.
    I’m from Gary!

  77. neuman

    December 12, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    it’s wild man joe!

  78. Jessica

    December 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I wondered what happened to Wild Man Joe. I guess he’s in Istanbul looking awesome! This is not at all surprising.

  79. jake

    December 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

    hehe, i met this guy in Lisbon in November.

  80. Merve

    January 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Didn’t you go to Taksim? Couldn’t you find any stylish guy who is Turkish? There are many men with unique styles in Istanbul. Im so suprised that you couldn’t find any..

  81. Sarah

    January 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I know this guy! Hey joe! Come back to Indy!

  82. utku

    April 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Wouw ! İstanbul ! Karaköy a beautiful place, and humans. I was surprised and it really made ​​me happy and i hope you like a istanbul.. :)

  83. Julie

    May 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’m from Indianapolis and we are some of the coolest, most interesting people. I’ve been all over the world and the neatest encounters I’ve had are with strangers from Indiana halfway across the globe. I’m such a huge fan of your work!! This one made my day.

  84. Claudia Hdz

    May 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    What a color !!!!

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