Mervyn Leong

Experience the spiritual and social effects in the Hammam (Turkish Bath).

During my recent visit to Istanbul, I have commited to making a short multimedia photo essay about travel or lifestyle as homework for the Foundry Photoworkshop 2010. After some tinkering, I came up with the idea of documenting the spiritual and social effects of the Turkish Baths a.k.a. Hammams. I made a few visits to the famous historical hammams in Istanbul and after lots of sweat and blood, please find the final product from my hardwork.

HAMMAM: Spreader of Warmth from Mervyn Leong on Vimeo.