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WHERE I WORK

Cevdet Erek

PHOTOGRAPHS BY EMEL ERNALBANT AND TEXT BY HG MASTERS

Around the corner from the luxury department store Beymen in the fashionable Nişantaşı neighborhood, Cevdet Erek’s building is besieged by noise: pneumatic drills, honking taxis, the clicking of high-heels on the stone sidewalks.

Photo of CEVDET EREK at his home studio in Istabul.

Inside, however, is a hushed bourgeois oasis, with art-nouveau metalwork and a marble staircase. On the third floor, Erek’s door is marked with a small golden square. We immediately begin talking about how the neighborhood has changed, how…

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