about the designer

The Light of Istanbul

Assouline from New York, NY
You Get Free Shipping! This product qualifies for
free shipping. Details.
All options are required.
This item is currently not available.
Sorry, this combination is not available.

Following the success of The Light of Paris, The Light of New York, and The Light of Tokyo, lensman Jean-Michel Berts turns his masterful eye to the ancient city of Istanbul. This exotic destination is revealed in Berts’s otherworldly black-and-white photographs, taken at dawn, when the deserted streets and waterways are wrapped in a mystery all their own. The city’s renowned landmarks and hidden corners are captured as never before, framed by Berts’s camera obscura. With an evocative text by Alessandra Ricci, The Light of Istanbul is a spectacular volume on this enchanting city.

More Details

Jean-Michel Berts has been a photographer since the age of 16. With his first Rolleiflex camera he became sensitive to the effects of light. Using methods created by Ansel Adams, Berts makes photographs with 10-minute exposures, a technique combining overexposure of the film and underdeveloping of the negative, creating very rich textures. Today Berts enjoys an international reputation and exhibits his work at numerous art fairs around Europe. He has also worked on advertising campaigns for luxury brands such as Lancôme, Dior, Hermès, and Yves Saint Laurent.Alessandra Ricci is Assistant Professor of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University in Istanbul, with a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and she has lived and worked in Turkey for the last 10 years. She has appeared in several television documentaries, including programs for CNN and the History Channel, and she has written articles for newspapers including the Turkish Daily News and Corriere della Sera. Ricci is currently working on a book about life, architecture, and the archaeology of the Byzantine suburbs of Constantinople. isbn: 978161428030910.3 x 13.3 in - 26.2 x 33.8 cm132 Pages | Over 60 IllustrationsHardcover with jacket

  • Restrictions: Promotions cannot be applied to this product.
  • Product Code: V50009800

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Assouline in New York City, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 1 - 2 Weeks. Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • This item does not ship to countries outside of the U.S.
  • Please note that this item is not eligible for return.
AHA Guarantee

AHAlife is committed to help you live a conscious and inspired life.

Many of the items you discover here are exclusive to AHAlife, which is what makes our community of designers and artisans so special.

If you find one of our products anywhere else for less than it's being sold on our site, we will match it. No questions asked.

Our dedicated Concierge Team is here to help. Reach out any time at:

Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST
Have Questions? Just ask our Concierge Team
Just Added
Introducing App
Just Added