Mehmet Genç is professional photographer from Turkey. His name is ‘Rotasız Seyyah’ on the internet. It means ‘nomad travels without making any route’. He is travelling around the world since 2012 and he started his last journey in December 2014. He learned English and Spanish during his trips. He likes taking photos of indigenous people during his travels. He visited 8 different indigenous communities so far. He travelled around the world 1000 days.
His first book “Rotasız Seyyah Yol Hikayeleri” (My Stories on The Road) was published in September 2016. In its first week, the book got into second print.
The Project “You are so Beautiful”
He started this project on January 2015. When he takes a photo of women he says ‘You are so beautiful’. After saying this compliment, he shoots before and after photos. He usually says this compliment to old women. Because he thinks, they probably haven’t heard any compliment in the last 10-15 years of their life. Sometimes he meets 100 years old people. He always says ‘You are so beautiful’. This compliment works anytime. Not important how old they are.
During the project, he takes all the informations about the women who took photos of them. Name, age and the address. Because he wants to do same journey again after 2023. He will try to find all those women and will take same photos again. Before and after photos of ‘You are so beautiful’.