by Zeynep Beler
Phantom Ache is a the diary of one year in Istanbul, Turkey.
Chapters begin with excerpts from electronic messages from friends complaining about everyday things, one Google search and one automatic hand-reader fortune-teller slip telling me I suffer from nerves.
It ends with a tweet one day before the Gezi protests, which abruptly ended my rather gloomy/isolated outlook at urban life and public space as a photographer. This book was the result.