Surrendering Your Past – Metin Demiralay (15 pics)


Take one look through Metin Demiralay’s portfolio and a rush of feelings may come over you. It’s those of longing and regret, of a pain so deep no words can describe it. When all you want to do is languish, to immerse yourself in old memories. When a love is lost, a new beginning must be found. But it’s a hope that will only start to emerge when you decide it’s time to surrender your past.

Metin Demiralay is a portrait photographer from Turkey.


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