Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world. Home to 13 million people, the streets are filled with life and activity. One of the things that I was most suprised about was how friendly everyone was. Perhaps it was the festival, but everyone was smiling, everyone was polite and, happily for me, everyone wanted their picture taken.
I took this family's portrait on the steps of a mosque close to the Galata Bridge. The man asked me to take a picture of his family and I was initially a little suprised, but quickly snapped a picture of them all eating corn to celebrate the 'sugar festival'. Such serious faces!! I think this picture will always remind me of the friendliness of the Turkish people and their appetite for photography!