This represents a bit of a come-down for the great Turkish photographer.
A school at which I was working hired him to take photos for its new advertising brochure. School orchestras are traditional targets for advertising material so Ara Bey asked to be shown to a rehearsal. At that time, our school did not have the expected array of tubas, violins and other photogenic objects. He was shown into a shabby rehearsal room where I was putting a grunge band through its paces.
He made an eloquent face, took one picture for the sake of appearance, made his excuses and left.
For those who might not know of his real work, try here .