Photographer's Note

Chess is a game that very few people truly enjoy, and even fewer master. The same goes for the game of life. In fact, the game of chess has so many parallels in our world it is probably the most analagous board game ever invented.

In life, you also face a single opponent. That opponent is by it's very nature better at the game than you.

Your opponent in life's game of chess is yourself. You are the singlemost effective barrier to your own success and without acknowledging and accepting that fact, your chances of a positive outcome are greatly diminished. Acknowledgement and acceptance is only the first step. To defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy. You must be able to predict your opponents movements and counter those movements before they can affect you.

Life is both an offensive and defensive battle. You must defend your King (or your spirit) while at the same time attacking, cornering, and ineffectualizing your opponents King (your self doubt). You have weapons at your disposal in many forms, but innefective use of those weapons can permanently disable them. Your arsenal of weapons is less directly analagous, but you certainly have ways of defending yourself and breaking through the barriers of self limitation...


...taken on a ferry going from kadikoy to karakoy...

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