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From a rooftop bar to your screen


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I've been asked to post more pictures.

Here is a nice one that forms the basis of the title banner; I took it from the rooftop bar of my hotel in the Sultanahmet district where I originally hatched this cockamamy scheme in June 2005. On the left is the famous Blue Mosque, built in the seventeenth century by Sultan Ahmet I. On the right is the Obelisk of Tuthmosis III, stolen in the fourth century from the Temple of Karnak in Luxor. Even back then, when the Emperor Theodosius purloined it from the Pharoahs, it was over a thousand years old. Clearly, it was built by aliens.

Here is a link to the original email
I sent on that day.




A friend of mine is using this as cover art for her new book. I will therefore, technically, be a published photographer. So I got that goin' for me. Which is nice.


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  • I'm Sunset Shazz
  • Living the dream in Istanbul, Turkey
  • I grew up in the hardscrabble streets of suburban Ottawa, Ontario, committing petty crime, insulting the elderly - basically the classic misspent youth. When I was 19, I moved to West Philly, where I put myself through the Wharton School by dealing crack and hustling. After stints in Paris and London, I eventually graduated and moved to San Francisco, where I put in eight years hard labor working for The Man. But now I pop bottles with models, deciding cracked crab or lobster - who says mobsters don't prosper?
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