TUR

TUR

TUR

TUR

Turkey

Tūrkan Tekdemir

Photographer: Jo Metson Scott

Tūrkan works in a kebab shop around the corner from where I live in East London. It's a normal looking kebab shop, where you could buy some chips and a can of coke as well as a kebab on your way back from the pub.

But Tūrkan works there in the day and not behind the counter. She sits on the restaurant floor next to the window and cooks traditional Turkish pancakes on a small round stove. And they are amazingly tasty.

Tūrkan has lived in London for over twenty years. We met on a number of different occasions. I took pictures of her at work but I also took pictures of her at home. She lives in a high rise block of flats that has great views of the city.

The picture I chose is of her standing in the doorway to her balcony. I think she had got bored of me taking pictures by that stage, and was enjoying our chat more than having her picture taken, which is why I chose this picture. I got the sense that she often stands by the window looking at the view.

by Jo Metson Scott, photographer - jometsonscott.co.uk

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