Ali Karagoz

A Software Developer living in Angers, France. I sometimes take photos.

At Appsfire, Paris, France.

Holland Park Station, London.

Cromenach near Vannes, France The man in the background is the one behind

I was in the metro waiting for Elodie. I thought taking a picture of this man would do a good image. I took this one just after people got it the train so I could peacefully do my job. I think I should switch to a wider lens, thing that I would do if I find a cheap used Canon 35mm, any idea where I can find one? Metro Télégraphe, Paris.

I was waiting for my train at Montparnasse's train station, he was waiting too and apparently he was angry, he was speaking to himself. Took two pictures of him, but only one was correctly focused. In fact I was a bit afraid and it was very cold. By the way I recently learned that it was forbidden to photograph someone in a train station, don't know if it's the case in every country.

Nice eye contact with the mad man in the background. Paris, France

A rainy day in Paris. For that picture I wanted to focus on the men's reflection in the water that's why they are a bit blur. Ho, and by the way, that day I forgot the change the settings of the camera, this is the reason why I'm at ISO3200 :)

A "metro, boulot, photo" shot which literally means "metro, work, photo". It is the derivative of the famous French rhyme "Metro, Boulot, Dodo" which means "Metro, Work, Sleep", symbolizing routine of Parisian life. You may notice some reflexions because I was behind a glass. It was difficult to focus on the subject in this condition, and it was for me a way to test the 5d's autofocus. If you're enough curious you may see the shape of my arm in the glass. By the way that man was concentrated in writing a text message. Le Stade station, Colombes, France

I was walking out of the Saint Lazare's train station after work and here was a pretty sunset, I wanted to capture it. At this moment that guy asked me for a photo. I took several frames of him and his sleepy dog, showed him the photos I took, he was happy I think. He also wanted to showed me a photo of him several years ago, a young and happy man. He was a bit drunk and he couldn't talk intelligibly, I had no money on me that day, not even a coin to give him. The day after he was gone Saint Lazare train station, Paris, France

The shutter sound of the D700 is becoming more and more problematic as I intend to improve my street photography. If you have an idea don't hesitate to drop me a message. Metro, Paris, France

Yesterday was the Nuit Blanche 2009 in Paris, an annual all-night arts festival. Paris, France.

A man speaking in his sleep. Boulogne-Bilancourt, Paris, France.

I wish I had an other lens to take close portraits like this one. A 28mm f/1,4 with a more silent shutter on a D700 would be perfect for metro shots. For the little story, this man was smoking and he didn't care me taking his portrait but I know that one of these days someone will punch me. Metro, Paris, France

Long checking the last poker-istic news before sleeping in my temporary flat. The D700 is always surprising me with low lights! Late in the night, Paris, France

Orly Airport, Paris

A random smoker in the streets of London, don't really remember the Street. For the title I was inspired by the numbers on the car in the background. London, UK

A man in the Budapest Metro at Batthyány tér which means Batthyány Square. It is located on the Buda side of the Danube river directly opposite the Hungarian Parliament Building.

I'll give a little tip that I use sometimes when I want to shoot candid portraits in the street / underground with a 50mm. Put the camera around your neck and up to your chest. Target your subject and try to frame and shoot, by this way the person will not mind you're shooting him. It will be a little hard to have a good picture the firsts times but with a little help you'll be able to take amazing candid portrait. Macclesfield Street (Chinatown), London

Underground, London

Fabien and me in the Tube thought a mirror Forgotten Station, London

The wind was cold and this man had pain to cross the bridge. Angers, France

Portrait of my friend Laurent taken in Paris a year back, I feel over this picture and can't resist to post it. A very photogenic (isn't he ?) and nice man.

I like how this guy look at the flame and how his finger is making a hook, captain hook. Tours, France.

I tried to have the three men on the picture, they were waiting on the line to be the firsts in the train. It's funny to see how people try to avoid you and your look in the metro, it's easy then to take a picture. One day I took a photo of an homeless, he saw me and I felt uncomfortable because he seemed to be pissed off. Metro, Paris, France.

Corbeil-Essonnes, France.

Portrait of my friend Fabrice. La Défense, Paris, France.

Under the Eiffel tour, Paris, France.

Vernon, France.

Paris, France.

Picture taken in the bus, this man was reading a Russian newspaper but I'm not sure at 100%. He didn't heard me taking his picture, or he simply didn't cared (It happens very often) Update : the man is Serbian, not Russian. Nantes, France.

Portrait of an homeless guy near the train station, he asked me a picture of him but he absolutely wanted his bottle on the picture : "This is all my life" he said to me. Train station of Angers, France.

Tourists lost a lot of money with those guys, the picture was taken last November near Montmartre (Paris). Paris, France.

He looked at me a long time during the trip. I took the picture and he no longer looked at me. In the bus in direction to "La Defense", Paris, France.

This man was writing an article for a newspaper. I immediately think at the tv show "Sex in the city" Paris, France.

In the metro some time ago. Metro, Paris, France.

Piriac, France.

My friend Fabien, handsome man. Piriac, France.

Metro, Paris, France.

My photography mate Saygin.

Trying to understand what happened. Corbeil-Essonnes, France.

Hi, everyone it's been a long since I've posted a picture, I've not a lot of time and I want to concentrate on my studies a little. I'll come back with new pictures. cheers ;) Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

Shutter speed rules. Corbeil-Essonnes, France.

Trelaze, France.

Not very far from the train station, I met a strange guy. Angers, France.

A little excursion at the abandoned ardoiseries of Trelaze, la little jump in a lost warehouse, fascinating place. Trelaze, France.

In the middle of nowhere. Parking Champ Girault, Tours, France.

Here I'm again with a self portrait, this one is humbly inspired by tendence floue Angers, France.

My cousin Saygin. Paris, France.

It was during the 50th anniversary of my school and I was hired as a photographer. I liked their music a lot, a great moment to share with you. Centre de Congres, Angers, France.

Centre de Congrés, Angers, France.

Self portrait with some raw experimentations.

Martin, me, Laurent and ball. At Fab and Flo's. Angers, France.

I took this shot focusing on a tap, pretty cool ! Piriac-sur-mer, France.

Chanceaux, France.

Saint Pierre des Corps, France.

Saint Pierre des Corps, France.

I saw this man walking in the street under a killing sun, it broke my heart to see this little peace of man in pain. I hesitated and asked him if he needed some help, he looked at me with a the beautiful smile of a wise man. I help him to open his door. That was my good action of the day. It's your turn. Tours-Centre, France.

This young man was sleeping under a bridge, it was 7:30 and I was wondering before going to work. Quais de la Loire, Tours, France.

Tours, France.

Anil my young brother. Tours, France.

Taken yesterday evening , discovered this morning. Angers, France.

Wilson bridge, Tours, France.

A vision of tourism on the Moon for 2100... Quais de la Loire, Tours, France.

Fabrice and his dream... Le Mans, France.

Angers, France.

"C'est l'histoire d'un mec qui tombe d'un immeuble de cinquante étages au fur età mesure de sa chute il se répète sans cesse pour se rassurer: jusqu'ici tout va bien, jusqu'ici tout va bien, jusqu'ici tout va bien... mais l'important, c'est pas la chute, c'est l'atterrissage." (La Haine)

I met Louis last summer when I was hired as cleaner (again) , an eternal child who does not like to be photographed. He said to me with a big smile "I'm too handsome for you and your camera" , and I'm sure he's right. Tours, France.

In France, there is an expression : "Un temps pour tout" which mean "A time for everything". It's time for me to leave(no connection but I've always my camera.) So I wont be here everyday to share with you, but once a week maybe you'll see something coming from me... Tours, France.

This man was there sitting in front of the tribunal (just behind him). I looked at him and took several pictures, after looking at this picture I think he was posing for me. Tours, France.

Saygin trying to shelter because it was raining cats and dogs. Trocadero, Paris, France.

Je t'aime / I love you

The dark side of the Force. Tours, France.

First self portrait with my new friend! As you can see, it bring something new, a little bit brighter. Tours, France.

Tours, France

self in the bus, Tours, France.

During Physical Sciences course, ESEO, Angers, France.