Mustafa Seven’s mastery of Instagram lies in his understanding that the wise wrinkles on an old man’s face are as intricate and telling as the streets of the city he lives in. The portraits that make up the Istanbul-based photographer‘s Instagram are a testament to the idea that a city or a place isn’t defined by its location or its monuments, but rather by its inhabitants—and that every face holds a thousand stories. Each capture is a colorful, hyper-real portrayal of the faces, animal and human, that give Istanbul its rich liveliness. Moody landscapes and kaleidoscopic cityscapes round out Mustafa’s compelling Instagram—no wonder almost 400,000 see his posts in their feeds every day!
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