July 14, 2014
A return to a more classic monochromatic look from Ali here.
This photo will be part of an upcoming group exhibition I’m proud to be a part of at Galerie Pavlova here in Berlin. I’ll be showing nine images from the What Ali Wore series. The exhibition opens this Friday. If you’re in Berlin please do come down and have a look.
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A return to a more classic monochromatic look from Ali here.

This photo will be part of an upcoming group exhibition I’m proud to be a part of at Galerie Pavlova here in Berlin. I’ll be showing nine images from the What Ali Wore series. The exhibition opens this Friday. If you’re in Berlin please do come down and have a look.

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July 11, 2014
This Sporting Life, with Ali, Part Two…
I can confirm that this tracksuit and the one from yesterday are from the football team of his home city in Turkey.
Those sunglasses (gold, to match his watch and other jewelry of course) are something else… 

This Sporting Life, with Ali, Part Two…

I can confirm that this tracksuit and the one from yesterday are from the football team of his home city in Turkey.

Those sunglasses (gold, to match his watch and other jewelry of course) are something else… 

July 10, 2014
Ali is back, the World Cup is on, and he’s in full football get-up to go to work at the shop. It’s great to see him again!

Ali is back, the World Cup is on, and he’s in full football get-up to go to work at the shop. It’s great to see him again!

April 27, 2014
This will be the last photo of Ali for a little while, as next week he is off to Turkey for a couple of months. However the good news is that he will be bringing back five suits which he has been storing at his home there. He told me to expect some colours we’ve not seen on him before.

This will be the last photo of Ali for a little while, as next week he is off to Turkey for a couple of months. However the good news is that he will be bringing back five suits which he has been storing at his home there. He told me to expect some colours we’ve not seen on him before.

April 10, 2014
I haven’t seen Ali for ages, and so here is a photo from the vault, taken about a month ago. Ali was ill with a cold for a little while, and now we keep missing each other in the morning. Sometimes he leaves a chocolate bar for me with Doris, who owns the shop next door. Hopefully I’ll catch him soon! 

I haven’t seen Ali for ages, and so here is a photo from the vault, taken about a month ago. Ali was ill with a cold for a little while, and now we keep missing each other in the morning. Sometimes he leaves a chocolate bar for me with Doris, who owns the shop next door. Hopefully I’ll catch him soon! 

March 6, 2014
It was my first day back at work yesterday after a lovely month off visiting my family and friends in Australia.
Ali made my return to work all the better with a delivery of two iced doughnuts and lots of hugs.

It was my first day back at work yesterday after a lovely month off visiting my family and friends in Australia.

Ali made my return to work all the better with a delivery of two iced doughnuts and lots of hugs.

January 25, 2014
Even a temperature of minus 12 degrees couldn’t keep Ali from running his various errands today (returning plastic bottles to the shop and doing the grocery shopping).
I’m going to Australia for the whole month of February, and Ali has been keen to make sure we spend some quality time together before then. We had dinner in Wedding last week with his boss and his son and brother-in-law. Ali was recognised by the waiters at the restaurant and then again on the u-bahn on the way home. He was happy to pose for photos - worry beads in hand, of course! 

Even a temperature of minus 12 degrees couldn’t keep Ali from running his various errands today (returning plastic bottles to the shop and doing the grocery shopping).

I’m going to Australia for the whole month of February, and Ali has been keen to make sure we spend some quality time together before then. We had dinner in Wedding last week with his boss and his son and brother-in-law. Ali was recognised by the waiters at the restaurant and then again on the u-bahn on the way home. He was happy to pose for photos - worry beads in hand, of course! 

December 21, 2013
Ali was quite impressed when I was able to ask him in German if he was wearing a new hat (which he is - I like this new silhouette on him). He’s very encouraging of my slow learning of the language, and it’s quite beneficial for me to have simple conversations with him in German. 
Today for example, I was clearly able to understand that of the two persimmons he gave me, the softer one was to be eaten today, the firmer of the pair tomorrow. He was very clear with his instructions! 

Ali was quite impressed when I was able to ask him in German if he was wearing a new hat (which he is - I like this new silhouette on him). He’s very encouraging of my slow learning of the language, and it’s quite beneficial for me to have simple conversations with him in German. 

Today for example, I was clearly able to understand that of the two persimmons he gave me, the softer one was to be eaten today, the firmer of the pair tomorrow. He was very clear with his instructions! 

December 15, 2013
A suitably cosy jacket for this time of year.

A suitably cosy jacket for this time of year.

December 8, 2013
I never ask Ali to stand or pose in a certain way, except to maybe ask him to take a step to the left or to the right. So you can imagine my surprise when he pulled this one out of the bag!
He also took his gift giving to a surprising level yesterday, giving me the following on his way home from work:
1 woolen scarf, 1 beanie, 1 light scarf, 1 beaded bracelet, 1 Turkish ring bread (Simit), 1 persimmon, 1 packet of advent chocolates, 1 gigantic apple and a chocolate bar.

I never ask Ali to stand or pose in a certain way, except to maybe ask him to take a step to the left or to the right. So you can imagine my surprise when he pulled this one out of the bag!

He also took his gift giving to a surprising level yesterday, giving me the following on his way home from work:

1 woolen scarf, 1 beanie, 1 light scarf, 1 beaded bracelet, 1 Turkish ring bread (Simit), 1 persimmon, 1 packet of advent chocolates, 1 gigantic apple and a chocolate bar.