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Kerim Okten  by Aybige Mert

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Today I’m (Aybige) writing the post because I’m proud of Kerim one more time. During his twenty years carrier he always succeed on the assignments he covered. It’s impossible to write here all of them but with few exemples; one of the photos he took during 2011 London riots, was one of the symbol photos of the riots printed in world’s most big newspaper’s covers, also cover photo in all editions worldwide of Time magazine same week. Another photo he took during Istanbul Gezi Park Resistance this summer became another  significative photo and published as cover photo in world’s 25 big newspapers in one day. Do you remember the photoreporters running faster then Usain Bolt after the finish line on 2012 London Olympic Games and taking his photo? Yes, he was one of them.

Today, one of the most prestigious press photo organisations of the world, World Press Photo announced next year’s contest’s jury members and Kerim Okten is the Sports Jury Chair and Final Jury Member of 2014 World Press Photo Contest!

Congratulations Kerim! I’m proud of you, again!

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Yesterday evening we were in O2 Arena for Arenacross London to watch the amazing show of motocross riders. We are motorcyle lovers, we love the idea of preparing two small bags and going for a ride (preferably to a small Greek island) but we are not big fans of watching motorcycle races on telly.

We love touring motorcycles, not the racer or motocross ones but on the other hand, we love watching live Moto GP races and we find really impressive watching so closely their actions at the curves. But we never watched an indoor motocross race until yesterday. Because of being an indoor track the atmosphere was little bit smoky and watching racers jumping and flying with their motorcycles all around (and meanwhile drinking few pints) was amazing.

In one part of the show, the little ones took place. Specially 7-10 and 10-12 years old racers were as breathtaking as the professionals and they earned all spectators respect with their talent and perseverance.

Now, while we are drinking our teas at home, still coming little bit smoke from our lungs but it worth to be there and being part of that ambiance.

Photos: Arenacross UK

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Today we joined to  London Ice Sculpting Festival at Montgomery Square in Canary Wharf. When we arrived there around 2 o’clock, the ice sculptors were giving the first forms to their ice blocks using chainsaws.

During three hours, we have been around taking photos, walking around Canary Wharf  and having a pint in The Cat and Canary. When we leaved there, they were still working to win the competition and doing the finishing touches but because of living one of the warmest winters of UK, the sculptures were  melting down by the other side unfortunately.

 London Ice Sculpting Festival is taking place tomorrow also in Montgomery Square and Canada Square if you want to join.

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