Tell us a little about yourself:
I am an architect in Chicago. I love to travel and have lived in several countries, each with their own flavor of architecture and urban-ism. As an Iranian-American, I’ve been influenced greatly by Middle Eastern art, music and poetry.
What kinds of art do you create?
Photography with a focus on architecture and landscapes. I aim to create photos that distort the subject by focusing on details to make the subject indiscernible. I am most intrigued by the photos that also highlight an underlying and unexpected order by focusing on pattern. Aside from photography, I enjoy creating music and architecture.
How did you get started?
I got started, like may others, with mobile photography. Upon moving from the east coast back to Chicago, I started rediscovering the beauty in the city. I started documenting these scenes along my daily commute, and eventually strayed out of my way to discover new perspectives. I challenged myself to take a photo every day, and after a few dozen photos, I found myself honing in to details and patterns.
In one sentence, briefly describe your artistic style:
A search for unexpected beauty in urban pattern and detail.