Yusuf Sevincli’s book Good Dog made as a tribute to the legendary Daido Moriyama’s 1971 image Stray Dog but it is also the locals’ nickname for the neighborhood in Istanbul in which Sevincli lives. I love the scratched-up blown-out surface, the nearly dead cockroach, a punk’s shredded tights and a fly on a super-grainy window. It has stark, raw images with an aesthetic shared by Anders Petersen. The book is darkly seductive – even the paper surface is sexy to the touch – and has a dark narrative, which really drew me into its spell. The images are disquieting and I share Sevincli’s fears and questions of the environment he is photographing.
Publisher: Filigranes Editions (2012)
Hardcover, 64 pages, 45 duotone