Weavers at Buyuk Valide Han by Jens Helmstedt

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Weavers working in stuffy air in a room without daylight under the roof of Büyük Valide Han, an Ottoman caravanserai built in the 17th century. They still use a more than 100 years old loom from Germany.

© Photo by Jens Helmstedt

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  • LisaR
    LisaRover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture and congrats on the publication!!!! Thanks for the comment on Pretty In Pink too! (had to delete it and reload so I lost your comment)

  • Many thanks for your nice words and congrats Lisa!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    Excellent work with wonderful light!

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Thea!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    I love the candid shots you capture of the everyday working person……………you do this so well Jens……………..I hope a craft such as this will never die…………….EXCELLENT work!!

  • Time and life is changing everywhere, also crafts like this will be rare in the future. So I tried to capture many old crafts in Turkey during the last years. What I noticed is, that all this people have a close relationship to their work. –
    Thank you very much for your interest and nice compliments Rose!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Rebecca Brann
    Rebecca Brannover 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much for your nice word Rebecca!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, love the comp and lighting in this!

  • I enjoyed to read your nice comments! Thanks for your visit Simone!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaover 5 years ago

    Ooooh I like this. It’s better than your others on your 1st page.
    The textures combined are a visual treat. :) I like it a lot.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Birgitta!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • ADMarshall
    ADMarshallover 5 years ago

    great shot in this light JH.

  • Many thanks for your nice comment !

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzabout 5 years ago

    incredible !!!

  • Thanks again Bettina!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot considering the amount of light….Well done Jens…

  • Many thanks for your kind comment John!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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