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Posted January 31, 2014
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I don’t really know how this happened.

I was working at a school in Istanbul and our school band was invited to an arts festival at a new college in Antalya. I played bass for them.

We were on the program for a concert in the nice amphitheatre on the seafront. We ended up playing to a massive crowd with a troupe of Georgian folk dancers behind us. This is a picture of me backing Ҫağrı, now a fully-fledged pop star.

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I have no idea who throught it would be a good idea to have a grunge band as the mainstay of the independence day festivities. Still, everyone seemed to have a great time. Especially me.

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Posted November 11, 2013
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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.

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