Architectural photography is created by meeting the building, being touched and affected by the atmosphere and the structure itself. As an architect getting involved in an architectural atmosphere especially a historic one has made this type of photography his first priority. Iranian historic architecture with its wondrous antiquity has been the great source of this collection. This album is a small part of an attempt to record this heritage through several years.
This collection was mostly shot under the glorious starry night sky. It is trying to picture night’s beauty and serenity and open a window to the expanse of the universe. Though photography means drawing with light, here its opposite element, darkness is used to make light more noticeable. These photos take a look at different activities in different climates and seasons.
Nature photography means recording all that exists in nature, including landscape and wildlife – whether beautifully virgin or sadly destructed. It tries to understand, keep and revive nature by shooting it. As humans we keep destroying it day by day, sharing photos of virgin nature can remind us to take care of Earth a little more. We should not forget that we need the Earth and not the other way around. This collection consists of photos of this kind taken while on trips to different lands especially in Iran.
Picturing people and their habitations, cultures, customs and rituals, the way they live and their daily activities are in this category. To enjoy being among different people with diverse cultures and having the chance to record their moments invites you to set off on journeys. The stories hidden under each photo and the watcher’s endeavour to decode those gives him/her the precious gift of knowledge. This part is a combination of portrait, social documentary, documentary and street photography.
PUBLICATION OF GANJNAMEH #19,20: PALACES AND GARDENS
Volumes 19 and 20 of the Ganjnameh series introduce the most significant among extant gardens and palaces of Iran. A sum of 33 gardens and palaces, plus one major ensemble comprising many buildings, are introduced in these two volumes. It is true that palaces and gardens are two different types of construction, and distinct examples of both types have remained. However, since palaces are usually accompanied by gardens, there are also many examples that are simultaneously a palace and a garden.
KERMAN TOURISM PHOTO FESTIVAL 2016
The first year of Kerman Tourism Photo Festival (in 2016) was held in three categories: Amateur Photographers, Professional Photographers and Kerman Professional Photographers. Two of my photos which captured Lut Desert in 2012 reached the finals and one of them named “Lut Desert” got second prize in the Professional Photographers category. Exhibition of the selected works of Kerman Tourism Photo Festival was held in Shahid Atashi Gallery in May/June? 2016. One hundred and twenty selected photos sent to ...
PHOTOS OF SAMAN BANK
In 2012 Saman Bank made some changes in its branding, including redesigning its logo, interior and exterior design of its branches and a few changes in the operations and relations in the branches. One of the suggested ideas for the new design of the branches was to install large black and white photos of Iran’s historic places as a symbol of Iran’s culture. Iran’s architecture is a combination of Iranian culture, art and engineering which its great cultural- artistic heritage is not veiled from anyone. Presenting unique photos of Iran’s architecture not only displays its beauty and familiarizes bank’s customers with this ...
REPUBLICATION OF GANJNAMEH #4: MANSIONS OF ESFAHAN
The fourth volume of the Ganjnameh series introduces some mansions of Esfahan. Presented here are but a few among the numerous traditional houses of Esfahan—a city where fortunately, numerous valuable houses have been preserved, although their number is decreasing daily. The buildings introduced, except some Safavid-period houses, belong to the Qajar era. Thus, the evolution of architectural design during the long Qajar period can also be traced in their architecture. Yet, regardless of the differences these buildings have, common principles ...
BRITPART CALENDAR COMPETITION 2016
Britpart Calendar Competition with the subject of capturing Land Rover cars is held every year to select photos for its company’s calendar. Overall winner of the year 2016 was a photo I took of my own car which I usually used on difficult eco trip. This off-road car which I called Rajaz with Land Rover platform was produced by Morratab Khodro Company which had been working with Land Rover in making its vehicles in Iran for a long time. This photo was shot in Maranjab Salt Lake at an autumn sunset.
REPUBLICATION OF GANJNAMEH #3:RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS OF TEHRAN
The third volume of the Ganjnameh series introduces religious buildings of Tehran, and is unique among other volumes in that it introduces several types of buildings. This is because the present volume was the first of the series to take shape in view of the 200th anniversary of Tehran’s adoption as capital. However, when the layout of the rest of the series was finalized, owing to the particular status of historic buildings of Tehran and the benefits the publication of this book was judged to bear, it was decided not to upset the present composition.
REPUBLICATION OF GANJNAMEH #2: MOSQUES OF ESFAHAN
The second volume of the Ganjnameh series is dedicated to the mosques of Esfahan. Esfahan, or nesf-e jahan (literally, ‘half the world,’) is a true embodiment of ‘half’ of Iranian architecture. The multitude and diversity of architectural works still remaining in this city is stupendous, and one can only admit that from this aspect, no other city is comparable to Esfahan.
KHAYYAM INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2014
The second year of Khayyam International Exhibition of Photography with the purpose of improving photography and arousing a colloquy between Iranian photographers and their peers from all around the world and also in commemoration of Hakim Omar Khayyam, the great Iranian scientist, philosopher and poet was held by Focus Photo Club, FIAP’s representative in Iran. KHAYYAM INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY is the only annual Persian Photo Exhibition with the patronage of both the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP), 2015/394 and ...
REPUBLICATION OF GANJNAMEH #1: MANSIONS OF KASHAN
The first volume of the Ganjnameh series introduces the traditional mansions of Kashan, which can be considered a superb collection of the architecture of the Qajar period, i.e., architecture that has preserved numerous unique values of that period up to the present. It may be confidently asserted that rarely a traditional town can be found to house a comparable collection. Alongside their harmony and unity, the mansions of Kashan display also a broad variety in their design types, revealing the artistic capabilities of past architects in designing and creating space in the strictest sense.
About "Ganjnameh"; Cyclopedia of Iranian Islamic Architecture
The present collection must be considered one of the most significant steps yet taken in the direction of introducing the unknown accomplishments of this architecture. We have entitled it Ganjnameh literally ‘Treasure Book’), because we believe that it bears clues to a treasure the acquisition of which will assure our dignity and independence. Its importance becomes even more perceptible when we come to realize that extant plans of our monuments—drafted mostly by foreigners—do not exceed a few scores, ...
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (IPA) 2014
IPA in association with Lucie Foundation is one of the most popular and reliable international contests in which well-known international photographers compete to get the awards of its different categories every year. IPA 2014 granted me the title worthy to be praised for four photographs of mine. As this competition is of high level, these four titles are really valuable. Two individual photos and a collection were praised in four categories.
The 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
TWAN photo contest is an international reliable astrophotography contest. TWAN depicts a different aspect of astrophotography, in which a landscape picture from earth ends towards the night sky. The photos do not show the deep-sky objects, but rather a combination of Earth and the night sky. In the 2014 contest my, ”Salt planet”, which was captured in the same year, was awarded by honourable mention. This photo which is the result of combining 150 photos with forty-five-second exposure (a total of 112 minute exposure) was captured in the center of ...
Publication of “Intelligent Design Using Solar-Climatic Vision”
Publication of the ninth volume of “Young Cities Research Papers Series” titled “Intelligent Design Using Solar-Climatic Vision” is the result of a decade of research on understanding sun’s effect on different climates and reaching the true path and lines to make a better and more stable connection via urbanization, architecture and designing structures and efficient facades in all aspects. This book as the ninth volume of a collection of books which are the result of the research project Young Cities, a collaborative project between Germany and Iran, by representing different coherent numeral and visual ...
Dance with the Colors
The movie “Dance with the Colors” is a movie of what passed on a trip to Tanzania. This five minute movie which was my first experience of filming includes my grasp of Tanzania’s nature, wildlife and people’s daily life. It gives the audience a general viewpoint on the experience of meeting people and the atmosphere in an informal friendly way. “Dance with the Colors” in the sixth year of Doorbin.net Photo Festival was nominated in the film category. The music of the film is by the Band “WES”.
Ganjnameh; Volume 20: Palaces and Gardens, First Edition.
Ganjnameh; Volume 19: Palaces and Gardens, First Edition.
Ganjnameh; Volume 4: Mansions of Esfahan, Second Edition.
Ganjnameh; Volume 3: Spiritual buildings of Tehran, Second Edition.
Ganjnameh; Volume 2: Mosques of Esfahan, Second Edition.
Ganjnameh;Volume 1: Mansions of Kashan, Second Edition.