STRADDLING TWO CONTINENTS./
CANER GÖZÜBÜYÜKOGULLARI IS AN ADVERTISING + MARKETING PROFESSIONAL BASED IN ISTANBUL./ WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN GLOBAL + LOCAL BRANDS' CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS, COPYWRITING + GUERILLA MARKETING, HE NOW WORKS AS A SELF-EMPLOYED SENIOR COPYWRITER./ ACCORDING TO HIM, WRITING IS A PASSION, PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN OBSESSION + HUMANITY IS RELIGION./ HE LOVES PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC + ART./
STRADDLING EUROPE + ASIA, THE CITY OF ISTANBUL IS THE ECONOMIC, HISTORIC + CULTURAL CENTRE OF TURKEY, OFFERING A UNIQUE BLEND OF 'EAST MEETS WEST'./ BUT, AS ONE OF EUROPE'S MOST POPULOUS CITIES, ISTANBUL IS ONE BUSY PLACE./
WE ASKED CANER TO FILTER OUT SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE CITY...
"Daytime café, nighttime bar. On a hot summer's day you can protect yourself from the sun under the ivy + sip your cold drink. It will give you the concept of a street bar with its tables spread all over the street. It is also a good urban point to meet local people + chat."
"If you feel a slight desire to listen to records, you are still not a slave to digital music. DeForm Music is one of the rare representatives of a world full of records on a city view street. A special store where you can stop + take a breath while exploring Çukurcuma neighborhood."
"A nice coffee shop with small but good coffee. They roast their own coffee + offer it in the best way. Trying espresso or Turkish coffee here is the best. You can have a nice coffee here + discover the old buildings + architecture in this area."
DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS
UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./ FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY. //
All photos are copyright F1FTY except: Profile photo (Courtesy of Caner Gözübüyükogullari); Deform Müsik (Instagram @deformmusic); Setüstü (Credit: Instagram @setustucay); Urban (Instagram @urbancafeistanbul); SALT (Instagram @salt_online); Kronotrop Coffee Roasters (Instagram @kronotrop). This feature was not paid for in any way.