Nazif Topçuoğlu... Nuclear Game (from the series, 'Offal with Girls/Istanbul 2000'). From Photography by Nazif Topçuoğlu. "...The underlying thread in my work is a constant preoccupation with time, memory and loss. I worry about the transience of people and things in general, and try to reconstruct unclear and imperfect images of an idealized past. Such an attempt inevitably requires the ability to recapture past, hence my constant art-historical references to classic paintings and photographs as well as to authors such as Proust and Thomas Mann. Hence I have no problems with my images becoming visually seductive in the process."