We had wanted to take photographs of snow-covered villages in Turkey for a long time. In fact, it would have been enough to head straight for the East on any winter day. But our aspirations were slightly different. The villages we were going to photograph had to be surrounded by forest; and they had to offer slices of local life as well as snow-covered wooden houses in a pristine natural environment. It wasn’t difficult to determine that Şavşat and its villages were just what we were looking for. So we collected our cameras, walking shoes and backpacks and made our preparations for travelling to this region at Turkey’s northeastern tip.
Travelling in our own car gave us a chance to experience and photograph Turkey once again from one end to the other.