Photography

You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.

Ansel adam

My photographic work focuses on the representation and documentation of various social and political cultures and ideas, through a lens that seeks to humanize, create empathy, and dispel stereotypes. I am interested in storytelling that raises awareness, triggers the imagination and creates discussion. Through portraiture, documentary, and street photography, I seek to inform, persuade and entertain all at the same time.

While my travels have greatly influenced my work, I draw most of my inspiration from my roots and background. The liminal space is where I’m most comfortable, and my work often deals with contrasts, and the marriage or reconciliation of these contrasts. Iran is complex. It’s paradoxical, political and highly stigmatized. But it’s also much more than that. Through my photographs, I attempt to provide a counter narrative through the portrayal of the everyday in Iran, encouraging viewers to instead understand the intricate country through its people.

If you’d like to collaborate on photography projects, you can also reach directly via email.