Warwick, RI, United States
Istanbul Academy of Economic and Commercial SciencesMichigan State University (MBA)Adana Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences (PhD)
Photographic Society of Rhode IslandMaster Member of New England Camera Club Council (MNEC)
A life-long academic with a main discipline in marketing, I have been photographing for close to 60 years. Photography is like sustenance for me, I need to have some every day. I need to photograph or work on my own, look at other people's work, read about photography, inhale and exhale photography.
I retired as a professor of marketing emeritus from Providence College in 2012 after 36 years of service there. Teaching has been a great experience for me and affected in many ways my photography and how I share what little I know. I have had students for private mentoring sessions, lecture and hold workshops locally and regionally, and try to spread the love of photography with its artistic as well as technical aspects.
I strive to produce work that appear "effortlessly done" although I may spend long hours, even days on some. I am very comfortable with the technical aspects and the use of digital tools, but I consider that only a tool that allows me to articulate my vision in my photographs. My photographic interests are highly eclectic, ranging from architecture to streets, from ballet to flowers. I want to find something that reflects my sensibilities in what I photograph.
Unique art collaboration 2013, 2014 A collection of my photographs inspired and featured in an original ballet, Orchis, Festival Ballet Providence (also see a short segment from the video I created for the ballet.) Exhibits 2004 On Seeing, Hunt-Cavanagh Art Gallery, Providence
2007 Faces and Places from Turkey, Lifespan, Providence
2008 Faces and Places from Turkey, II (expanded), Mathewson Street United Methodist Church, Providence
2010 Touching The History: Photographs From The Dome Of Hagia Sophia, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland
2010 Touching The History: Photographs From The Dome Of Hagia Sophia, Hunt-Cavanagh Art Gallery, Providence
2010 Touching The History: Photographs From The Dome Of Hagia Sophia, The Howard Thurman Center, Boston University, Boston Publications 2011 Infrared Earthscapes, LensWork Extended #97 November-December 2011
2013 Included in International Masters of Photography, Volume I
Self-published many bound folios using MagCloud services