2012, University of Tehran, English Pedagogy Department, MA.
2006, Azad University of Rasht, English Translation Department, BA.
Capturing significance through the insignificant has been the main theme of my photography over the past eight years. Thus, the subjects in my work are usually objects, often inanimate, and they question how humans privilege themselves in their relationship with pristine natural space. Over time, it became clear to me that in order to experience an intimate encounter with the human condition, one does not have to photograph humans. Human subjects will always have edges and be defined to some extent by borders, and so will always place limits on our interpretations. But when objects become subjects, perception can expand and challenge how we see the world.
The Fight for Balance is comprised of seven 37.93 x 50.57 cm environmental portraits of trees photographed in forests. The essential idea underlying this work is the dialectical movement of light and shadow as it is played out in the singular context of the forest. It is an ongoing, unresolved struggle between two powerful forces dramatized in trees as living entities and uncannily invoking the human experience.