Thursday, October 23, 2014

'Kadın' Akıllı

A documentary on Women's rights in Turkey by two friends and myself, for our Uni project.
The current version is in Turkish. Hopefully we will be done with the English translation by the end of this year. This is not the full documentary but a shorter version we made for the class. We are hoping to make a longer cut with additional interviews within the next year. 

An A. Ula Ahmed, Sara Durmuş and Hümeyra Uzunbayır project.
Sara Durmuş: Research and interviewing
Hümeyra Uzunbayır: Second Camera, Audio and Editing Assistant.A. Ula Ahmed: Camera, Animation and Editing.

Marmara Üniversitesi, Sinema bolümü, Belgesel Yapım dersi için hazırlayan çalışmanın küçük bir parçası. Bu projenin uzun şekli en kısa zaman da yayınlanacak.
Bir, A. Ula Ahmed, Sara Durmuş ve Hümeyra Uzunbayır Çalışması.
Sara Durmuş: Araştırma ve Raportaj
Hümeyra Uzunbayır: Ayrıntı Çekimler, Ses ve Kurgu Yardımcısı.
A. Ula Ahmed: Kamera, Animasyın ve Kurgu.

Friday, July 4, 2014


"One wears:
a dust mask when working,
a snow mask when robbing a bank,
and the mask of religion when robbing the country."

I saw this in Turkish. It sounded way better in Turkish but applies to nearly all countries.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sea song

Villingili beach one year ago (give or take a few weeks)
Good times.
Note: Dotting with ratline pen on sketch book.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The travelling star gazer

A sketch of Aadhu and his interesting feet, during a training session of observers by Transparency Maldives for the presidential elections last summer.
Ps. He is a lawyer by day and traveler/ star gazer by night. No seriously. He is a pretty cool dude.
Note: Pen sketch on sketchbook, scanned and colored.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dear internet (16th Jan 2014)

"Dear internet (a.k.a men, male chauvinists, sexists, horrified relatives, random web surfer and so forth)

I have been wondering how to approach this for a while. In the end, I have decided to rip it off like a quick and possibly painful bandaid. Because there is no such thing as a quick and painless bandaid. Anyone who has ever ripped off a bandaid can attest to that.

I am a feminist.

Having said that, I will attempt to answer some of the many thoughts that are racing through your mind right now. That is assuming you are the average person."

Read full article at A Definistrat-ing Tree Hugger

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rock 'N' Roll Forever

Yeah I might have done it 'intentionally' on 'purpose' ...
Rock 'N' Roll forever: a tribute.

The skyline consists of prominent buildings in the island city of Male' Maldives rife with urban corruption in the midst of a decaying social structure.

The pile of concrete rocks in the sea that I call... home.
Note: Micron pen on watercolor paper scanned and colored in photoshop.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sister dear, you are the one person who can piss me off more than any other person (perhaps cause I can't get rid of you cause your my blood), I love pissing you off too just for fun. I slobbery kiss you and call you names but funnily enough I can't bear to hear anyone else diss you... Feelings are weird. Must get those pills that numb you down and make you into a robot, that mums therapist used to give her eh? o_O