quicklaunch about project 300

Project 300 is an artistic collaboration aimed at showing the forgotten face of ancient Persia and modern day Iran. Click here to find out more.

Oct 22

Artist Spotlight: Amin Fara

12 comments posted by legofish at 02:36 PM

aminfara.jpgAmin Fara(marzian) comes from an artistic family in Tehran. He is, as his website says, a "storyboard man, character designer, and animator". But he also has lots of illustrations and photography work on his site. His style is breathy and minimalistic, and is empowered by good composition. His website was frustratingly slow when I visited, but it's worth the wait. Check it out here.

Oct 12

Artist Spotlight: Toranj Kayvan

2 comments posted by legofish at 12:52 PM

toranj.jpg Lately I'm coming across more and more young Persian photographers with real talent. My latest discovery is Toranj Kayvan , an 18-year-old talented photographer from Vancouver who seems to have a passion for fashion photography. I'm simply loving her gallery .

Oct 03

postcards from Iran

5 comments posted by legofish at 11:59 AM


A few posts ago there was a comment from one of our regular readers introducing a great website with tons of pictures from various cities across Iran. For some reason I had missed it until now. Aryo.ir has a nicely organized gallery of images from all over Iran and is definitely worth checking out. The images are all taken by A. Daneshgar. Incidentally, the name Aryo refers to Aryo Barzan, an Achaemenid warrior who valiantly resisted Alexander's seige and died in battle (you can read about it over at aryo.ir). There is also a comic book currently being produced in Iran named Aryo (I'll write more about that later). The photo I chose is from Bojnourd city, in the Lorestan province.

Jul 06

Persepolis Slideshow

2 comments posted by legofish at 12:24 AM

I just came across this slideshow of Persepolis. I had never seen shots of Persepolis taken in rain or fog, and there are a lot of photos like that in this slideshow. Even though the compression on these images is brutal, there are still some breath-taking photos in the set.

Jun 12

Artist Spotlight: Max Abadian

3 comments posted by legofish at 12:33 PM


I've always thought of Fashion Photography as the absolute best job in the world. If I had another chance, that was the career I would have pursued. But Iran-born Max Abadian doesn't need another chance, as he is already living the dream.

I just stumbled upon his website by luck, and I was awed by the beautiful pictures in his portfolio. There's little about him other than this short blurb : "Born in Iran and raised in Germany, Max Abadian studied at Dawson’s Institute of Photography. A prestigious fashion and advertising photographer, he raises interest on an international scale. Max has an irresistible way of creating a captivating atmosphere. He seduces the eye with the unequivocal beauty of his work. "

He has photographed celebrities Gwen Steffani, Avril Lavigne, Elisha Cuthbert, and Nelly Furtado, to name a few. But don't take my word for it, head over and check out his portfolio.