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The pandemic period we live in has reminded us how important cleaning and hygiene rules are for our health. The rules we have to follow in the food preparation industry in which I work are clear and precise: cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! Keeping the social distance and using masks is a new method of protection for some of us; but using gloves, washing hands and disinfecting is an indispensable rule for the food industry. As a result of warnings during the pandemic period, everyone started to use gloves and disinfectants everywhere.

Sinan Kocaslan graduated from the Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Photography department. Professional photographer with 25+ years of experience working on analog enlargement and chemical prints, large format digital printers, film developing, scanning, and film and paper print-out. Skilled in a wide range of studio, indoor and outdoor photography. Immigrated to the US at 2012, joined professional development program, Upwardly Global, and completed immigrant workforce training. Providing quality customer service in a market and continuing freelance photography and updating personal website for creative development. You can follow Sinan's work at

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