Iran, Nostalgia and Art
As a photographer, there has been nothing as satisfying as documenting my own country. Your connection to a place greatly impacts how you document it; how you decide to frame your shot, what you say before you take the image and what you might say after it. It’s not just my connection to the land, but my love and affection for the subjects I encountered that affected how my photographs turned out.
Hello & Welcome (again!)
Hello and welcome to my site. Although it’s been around for a long time, I have recently re-designed it and added many more projects under my portfolio. I plan to hopefully start writing again in my blog as well, so stay tuned for good things to come.
The Unforgotten Land
She was unlike anything I had ever seen. I will never forget how it felt like to be swallowed in her presence as she welcomed me with open arms. Her grandness made me feel small. I breathed in as much of her familiar scent as I could take in. She looked magnificent; tall and proud, she gazed down at me, the corners of her mouth curling into a pleasant smile. She held my childhood in her hands and my fate in her heart.
Here’s looking at 2014
2013 was a witness to many historic moments. The young and courageous Malala re-defined education and freedom for the world, reminding us that learning is in fact a privilege, and one that we at times take for granted. The people of Egypt, who, after ousting Mubarak in the second revolution in two years, reminded us that the path to democracy is long and perhaps bloody, but most definitely worthwhile.