My second photography project of Fethiye happened by accident. I was cruising around on me bike and came across this cafe, which is always full of old boys playing board games, watching the world go by and drinking tea. I suspect they would have been playing backgammon until recently; now Rummicub (known as Okay in Turkey) is all the rage.
I dropped my bike on the floor and got chatting to the waiter, who was about my age. Everyone else around us was 65 and over, some a generation older than that. Not a woman in sight. The waiter explained that all the retired men of Fethiye hang out in his cafe, supping tea, gambling with small change and generally making small talk. When I asked permission to photograph them the waiter said not only would this not be a problem, it was expected.
It turned out that this was a popular spot for the tourists and the men were more than happy to have their picture taken. Most of them anyway. Boy could these guys pull a pose! I loved shooting every single one of them.
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