August 14, 2014
Silky trousers and jacket, in shades of the forest. 
It’s possible that this may be the last photo taken outside of the cafe that I post. After over two years there, I am moving onto another job. I’m quite excited about this, but obviously a little sad I’ll no longer be seeing Ali on an almost daily basis. He seemed to take the news fairly well, and assured me that there would still be plenty of opportunities for us to see each other! 

Silky trousers and jacket, in shades of the forest. 

It’s possible that this may be the last photo taken outside of the cafe that I post. After over two years there, I am moving onto another job. I’m quite excited about this, but obviously a little sad I’ll no longer be seeing Ali on an almost daily basis. He seemed to take the news fairly well, and assured me that there would still be plenty of opportunities for us to see each other! 

August 12, 2014
On Sunday I joined Ali, his boss Kerim and Kerim’s daughter Betül for an outing to their friend’s garden house out in Brandenburg. Ali and Kerim had been there the night before, and prepared a bbq lunch for us in advance. We enjoyed a walk around a nearby lake after lunch, and I got some snaps of some local kids jumping into the water.http://zoespawton.tumblr.com/post/94525113450/lake-jumper-brandenburg
Ali was in high spirits, singing and dancing for us. He also revealed he was in a circus just off the Kurfürstendamm in the west of Berlin in the mid 1970s. Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about him…!

On Sunday I joined Ali, his boss Kerim and Kerim’s daughter Betül for an outing to their friend’s garden house out in Brandenburg. Ali and Kerim had been there the night before, and prepared a bbq lunch for us in advance. We enjoyed a walk around a nearby lake after lunch, and I got some snaps of some local kids jumping into the water.
http://zoespawton.tumblr.com/post/94525113450/lake-jumper-brandenburg


Ali was in high spirits, singing and dancing for us. He also revealed he was in a circus just off the Kurfürstendamm in the west of Berlin in the mid 1970s. Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about him…!

August 4, 2014
Three types of stripe in one outfit!
(This is one of the aforementioned suits Ali brought back with him from his recent trip to Turkey)

Three types of stripe in one outfit!

(This is one of the aforementioned suits Ali brought back with him from his recent trip to Turkey)

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!