Electrical engineer, administrator, photographer. Russian, Serbian, American, Istanbulite. Nicholas Victor Artamonoff arrived in Istanbul in 1922 at the age of fourteen to study at Robert College. Nicka, as his friends called him, learnt the art of photography in school. He then became a diligent administrator, secretly referred to as Mr. No at his beloved alma mater, where he lived and worked until 1947. Mesmerized by the cultural heritage of the city, he turned his lens to the Byzantine, Ottoman, and human landscapes around him. Artamonoff’s photography of 1935–1946 presents an exquisite survey of Byzantine monuments, many of which no longer exist today or have undergone drastic transformations.