Looking Back- The Commentary

Lee Friedlander

  A while back, in mid September I posted a collection of 14 photographs from the old masters and asked anyone to offer their comments on any of them. Two readers offered their comments, thank you Sal and Jude. There is another point … [Read more...]

Aperture to Lightroom Migration

This is a quick post to bring to the attention of Aperture users who want to transition to Lightroom. Adobe has just announced a Lightroom plugin that will import the Aperture collection into Lightroom. Since the image adjustments are made using a … [Read more...]

Ballet Off Stage

Kirsten Evans, Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

Performing arts generally require a stage, often an elaborate stage. In a way, that isolated environment allows the artists to create the magic they do on stage. In a ballet performance, the dancers effortlessly move, fly, jump, with the comfort that … [Read more...]

Sacred Spaces Large and Small

Panagia Isodion Iconostasis

Hagia Sophia has stood over 1,400 years as one of the significant achievements of human ingenuity, creativity, and dedication. If you had a chance to enter the Great Church, you would remember the sense of awe the space emanates. The immense space is … [Read more...]

Looking Back


Photography has a rich, and due to its nature, a well-documented history. I would like to make this post an inverted process. Instead of writing a post and possibly getting some comments, I will present some photographs and invite your comments, … [Read more...]

What’s Next

Dunya Performing What's Next

More appropriately, Whatsnext which is the title of a new CD and an upcoming concert in Providence by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and Whatsnext. I have known Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and his music from my days with the Turkish American Cultural Society of RI … [Read more...]

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

We watched an excellent documentary on an excellent documentary photographer, Dorothea Lange. I have found out that one can watch the entire episode online, in case you did not get a chance to watch or record it on WGBH on August 29, 2014. The … [Read more...]



Performing arts has different phraseology, different emphases than visual arts. I have learned over the past several years how even a fraction of an inch in the foot position, or a finger tip position make a great deal of difference in ballet, if the … [Read more...]