Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's portrait hangs in a grocery store on the European side of Istanbul. Photographer Ersoy Emin spent several years capturing the country's love-affair with its founder.
A nurse at a private clinic specializing in care for the elderly in Antalya poses beneath Ataturk's portrait. According to Emin, the whole reception room was painted a patriotic red.
A student in an elementary school stands in front of a photo of Ataturk in Kutahya, central Turkey.
A nurse poses in Zonguldak, on the Black Sea coast.
"I was not so interested in the compulsory images of Ataturk you see in banks or in the main square but more of ones that you see tucked away in little cafes, small car garages and little businesses, and people's own images of him," said Emin. Here, a portrait hangs in an automobile repair shop in Istanbul.
A customer in a coffee house in Tonya, near the Black Sea city of Trabzon, poses in front of a large mural of Ataturk.
An antiques dealer on a back street in Istanbul's fashionable Beyoglu district holds an image of Ataturk for sale. "This is where I bought the framed Ataturk portrait that hangs in my home in London," said Emin.
A typical restaurant near the Bosphorus in central Istanbul.
An image of Ataturk hangs alongside a photograph of a deceased family member in a backstreet garage in Istanbul.