Theodoros Boufidis is the creative mind behind the tixamperiaapothnpolh (what news from Istanbul) blog. As a fan of Istanbul, he has endlessly explored its narrow lanes, not only in popular tourist districts, but also in other less well-known and forgotten neighbourhoods which although seemingly remote conceal important aspects of the city’s story.
A short while ago he published a coffee-table book of photographs which attempts to compare the how the city looked then and how it looks now. More specifically, having investigated archival material, he collected a series of old photographs from Istanbul and then visited those parts of the city to capture them with his photographic lens as it is today. These photographs from then and now are presented in the book and are revealing of how the city has developed over the centuries.
To visit Theodoros Boufidis’ website, visit the following link: http://tixamperiaapothnpolh2.blogspot.com