|Blurbarian Since||January 2010|
|Name||Nas S. Eftekhar|
|My Occupation||Professor Emeritus of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University, NY.|
I have been an avid photographer since I received my first camera in 1952 as a high school graduation gift from my older brother. For over fifty-five years, I have combined photography with walking, hiking, and trekking worldwide in nature and man-made worlds.
After my retirement, I attended lectures and workshops at the well-known International Center of Photography in NYC. Here I studied many aspects of photography, both in theory and practice.
Now having more time for photography, I have established a permanent photographic exhibit at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Columbia University Hospital in New York City, NY. I also have had several exhibits in NJ and CT. In my retirement, this is the first book dedicated to exploring "A Visual Language of Patterns." Prior to this, I wrote four textbooks devoted to orthopedic surgery. Subsequently, during my retirement, I became increasingly interested in photographing the natural and man-made worlds around me.