"Every city has its own shape, its own emotional notes, its own set of stories. Walking in Istanbul, one moment I'm on a street that reminds me of Barcelona, the next I'll turn a corner and find myself in a market that wouldn't be out of place in Uzbekistan. For me, walking and photographing and sometimes getting lost in Istanbul's warren of winding streets was the best way to begin to understand this complicated city that is both East and West, old and new, religious and secular—this city of a hundred names."

— Alex Webb