Plastic Curtains by Mine Manap Turel

Plastic Curtains

By Mine Manap Turel

Edition 1/1

Kyoto, Gion Matsuri Night.

In contrast with the high classicism of the city of Kyoto, the plastic curtains seemed down to earth along with the animated crowd behind it.

Although the arrows compelled me to open the doors and walk in, it seemed also a private moment that I could never be a part of.

The veil here served both functions to its maximum potential: to create a suspension of reality from the outside world for those within, and an invitation to the passers by, allowing them to have a peek inside with minimal obstruction.

In a city where tradition shows in every corner, this was an unexpectedly futuristic approach and I was inspired.