We’re on the lookout for inspiring videos about Istanbul and we just found another one on Vimeo. Here’s a touching story with fantastic visuals. I promise it’s worth your time.

JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors.

After finding a camera in the Paris metro in 2001, he traveled Europe to meet those who express themselves on walls and facades, and pasted their portraits in the streets, undergrounds and rooftops of Paris.

Laura’s Istanbul

Here are some amazing pictures Laura (from Australia) took. She and her 3 good friends joined The Other Tour in May and we had a wonderful time together. She is a therapist in Australia and we had great conversations all through the day. I think her intelligence and sweet nature shines through her photography – so I hope you enjoy the gallery.

The Other Tour Flickr Photos

Here are some of our favorite images uploaded to Flickr with the hashtag #theothertour by The Other Tour participants over the last four years.

The Other Tour is a culture tour in Istanbul that helps travelers explore this city in unique and creative ways. Our main goal is to get people truly engaged with today’s Istanbul. And for that, we have to think outside the box and show things to people outside the box. And the box is called typical touristy areas of Istanbul, aka formerly known as Constantinople.

There have been thousands of pictures of Istanbul and the moments of her during The Other Tour taken both by our team but mostly the thousands of participants who joined the tour since 2011. Lots of pictures I have been sent to have been lost unfortunately. So now I’m collecting them on the internet and there are some pretty good ones on Flickr. So in this post we gather some of our favorites and share them with you.


“This Film was captured during our classtrip to Istanbul. We spend six days in a beautiful small hostel near Taksim, The City is on one side absolutly beautiful but on the other totally creazy – 16-20 million citizens -, it is hectic but not chaotic, full of people but nobody is really unfriendly.

We rushed through the city or did the city rushed past us? I did not really had any time to plan my shoot, so everythiing was catured hand held without stabilization except for a few Glidecam shots.

Everything is filmed with Magic Lantern RAW on a 5D Mark 3

If you enjoy this free content feel free to like, share or help me by a small Tip!”
In my f-stop Backpack was:
Canon 5D Mark 3
Canon 17-40 f/4 L
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L
Glidecam HD 2000

-Anton Geismar

Source: vimeo

Colorful Istanbul

Unexpectedly colorful architecture in ‪#‎istanbul‬
“Over the past year, 32-year-old architect Yener Torun has been seeking out and photographing minimalist buildings around Istanbul.”

Most of my early pics are colourful architectural details. Later, I started to combine street photography with Minimalism and tried to build my own style. I started looking for strong shapes, and colourful or patterned facades. It is funny, because my photos of Istanbul do not really look like Istanbul. And that is what I exactly wanted to do – to show a different side of the city, a side that was never focused on.

Ashley’s Perspective

In March 2015 The Other Tour Istanbul was proud to have Ashley as one of the participants. Here are some of the pictures she took on the tour.