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71 years old
Canandaigua, New York
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About Me

Interest  in art and photography  since childhood.

I was raised  near Chicago and made many trips to  the Art Institute, my music  school was just across the street.

Classically  trained violinist, switched to viola 1986.

Undergraduate:   University of Chicago

                                Indiana University

Medical School :

                  University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine 1973-1977,  M.D.

Internship : Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital, Philadelphia 

National Health Service Corps 1978-1980

Radiant Life Clinic , Clearlake, California  1980-1982

In private practice in Shortsville, New York since  1986

Over many years I have occasionally done water color paintings for friends, and attempts at artistic photography.

I got  serious in 2008  with purchase of a Nikon D40X with Tamron lens,  eventually got a D90 and it fell into a river.  Current camera Nikon D300s with Tamron 18-250 aspherical lens. 

I photograph almost everything, many interests.  I find myself moving more and more  in direction of abstract works, minimalism, but I love color and complexity. 

I also do woodworking and have built  2 violas and a violin  bow, with some tutelage.

I love classical music,   books on spirituality and philosophy , especially  the work of Avatar Adi Da  (check out  www.DaPlastique.com !), wine, neuropsychology, Neurofeedback,  ice hockey (Buffalo Sabres !).

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Reply JosephDuba
7:56 AM on September 28, 2013 
I continue to be impressed by the continued work of Costas Kyriakides with the PhotoCyprus web site. I discovered the site by accident and really enjoy doing the photo competition. One has to be willing to accept the criticism of the judges, but it's great to hear the praise also. I put a lot of photos up because I like all of the photo categories . I think I am becoming a better artist as a result of preparing photos for PhotoCyprus, I hope that adding my photos motivates good amateurs to compete. Set the bar higher ! I would really like to see 1 or 2 other categories added to the amateur competition.
Reply JosephDuba
7:42 AM on September 28, 2013 
I did my first wedding at Virginia Beach in 2012, talk about difficult ! I did photo editing in Capture NX2, Photoshop Elements and Silver Efex Pro, learned how to use Blurb's book editing program and Adobe Lightroom, experimented with soft proofing in Lightroom as the first wedding book attempt had Horizon Blue dresses showing a purple cast , I learned a lot more about color spaces/color gamuts, finally ended up with a great book.
Reply Costas Kyriakides
12:42 PM on December 10, 2010 
Hi Joseph,
Welcome to photoCyprus community.
Very interesting. I must admit you impressed me.
I saw your collection of photos and some photos are really beautiful.

Looking forward to see some of your images here.
Good luck with the competition.
Reply Ade Berry
1:13 AM on December 10, 2010 
Hi Joseph, and welcome to photoCyprus.com

You appear to be a very clever and artistic man, and we hope to see your work here soon.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


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Reply JosephDuba
11:49 AM on December 9, 2010 
I discovered this web site/ artistic community through Bonikaki Dora, who liked one of my photos on Facebook. I hope to bring some interesting photos to the group.

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