These photos represent a scenario and a story that had preoccupied my mind for days. To be honest, I am not very interested in the aesthetic view of art. Quite the contrary, I am very passionate about the imaginative view, and I always try to make sure that there is a meaning behind my photos. Hence, in this project, I attempted to portray two parallel and simultaneous lives, the life of the fish and the life of the human. The first photos have an aesthetic view, but then the story begins, and the meaning starts to flow.
Sparge of mud over their bodies on ashura ceremony.
Ashura is one of the religious ceremonies of muslims.
The day of Ashura is the tenth day of the month of Muharram (20 September), 1400 years ago. On that day, Imam Hussein and 72 of his people fought with Yazid’s Thousands army. They all became martyrs. That is why Imam Hussein and this event is symbol of freedom among the Muslims of the world.
Muslims are mourning these days and every year they hold various ceremonies for anniversary and memorial of Ashura.
The #Azadi #Tower (#LibertyTower), formerly known as the #ShahyadTower, is a #monument located at Azadi Square, in Tehran.
It is one of the symbols of Tehran, and marks the west entrance to the city.
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the #Persian#Empire, this "gateway into #Tehran" was named the Shahyad ("King's Memorial") in honor of the Shah, but was changed to Azadi ("Freedom") after the 1979 Revolution.
eight thousand white marble blocks of stone were used in it's construction.
The architect of this tower is "Hossein Amanat", he won a competition to design the building. He combined elements of the architecture of #Sassanid and #Achaemenid eras with the post-#IslamicIranian architecture.
#hosseinamanat #Iran #gateway
Mourning is, in the simplest sense, grief over someone's death. The word is also used to describe a cultural complex of behaviours in which the bereaved participate or are expected to participate. Customs vary between cultures and evolve over time, though many core behaviors remain constant.
Wearing black clothes is one practice followed in many countries, though other forms of dress are seen. Those most affected by the loss of a loved one often observe a period of grieving, marked by withdrawal from social events and quiet, respectful behavior. People may follow religious traditions for such occasions.
Mourning may apply to the death of, or anniversary of the death of, an important individual like a local leader, monarch, religious figure, family etc. State mourning may occur on such an occasion. In recent years, some traditions have given way to less strict practices, though many customs and traditions continue to be followed.
The Mourning of Muharram (or Remembrance of Muharram or Muharram Observances) is a set of rituals associated with both Shia and Sunni Islam. The commemoration falls in Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Many of the events associated with the ritual take place in congregation halls known as Hussainia.
The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala, when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, was killed by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph. Family members accompanying him were killed or subjected to humiliation. The commemoration of this event during the yearly mourning season, with the Day of Ashura as the focal date, serves to define Shia communal identity. Muharram observances are carried out in countries with a sizable Shia population.
I and my friend traveled to the desert of Maranjab in Iran, Kashan, on a hot summer day. After spending one hot summer day, we walked along the desert sandy night. After finding this place, I asked my friend to take a light in that place above the head to have a good depth of field for the photo.
Nikon D810 f2.8, 30 seconds ISO 4000
samyang 12mm fisheye
I'm stuck between myself and me
Pretty sure at this time
The more I see the less I feel
But I don't want it to stop
Read my fortune
Now I can
Know you forever will be there
I will stay for you
And I know I will CARE
This is me, but here in the form of my photography subject,
though its so innocent and numb, my mind is working so hard filling up itself with thoughts.
I’m full of doubts,
I’m living in a world which is full of contrasts, white and the black, and no way to avoid this checkered pattern and run away.
between all these colors, I'm presenting myself visually by unique colors coming from my own characteristic, how about you? what do you do for bolding your own character among all the colors?
There's a stranger in this town, seeking for peace. He's not sure if it's just a dream or what. He is in the land far far away. The land that time stops. He is lost but everything seems familiar. No matter how hard he tries, he can not remember. But it feels good. He is a Stranger in a Strange land...
About the series:
Yazd is one of the most important cities of Iran with it's unique architecture.
The iconic element of Yazd's architecture is it's windcatchers! A structure which creates a natural ventilation in the building.
These windcatchers create strong vertical lines in the skyline of the city, which makes it more exciting to watch and never get bored!
In the city of Yazd, you don't have to visit some special places to see a unique architecture. You simply walk among the streets and there are lots of old domes and vaults to enjoy watching!
As a photographer who studied in architecture, I always wanted to picture the face of my country's architecture in a new perspective!
In my new series, the idea was to bold the unique buildings or it's unique elements of architecture in a genre of photo manipulation arts!
Tehran, the unprotected city.
The title is about an urban that is apart from its geographic situation talks about cultural Faults.The city is in decline,
dark people ,cold and rough .They are making bitter times and making Tehran a bitter city. Their pleasures are not correct and normal,not their behavior neither.
People who go for a happy night to the worthless music concerts , they are far from books and read stuffs that has no benefit to them. On the street they have bad behave car riding , they will not go to the party until they reach the door and have taarof to each other. This collection,Is not one-sided. Its clear that whiteness is lives together by darkness.
But this collection is trying to focus on darkness.
darkness are not allowed. The world becomes darker if we close our eyes on them.
P.s: Taarof or Taʿârof (Persian: تعارف) is a Persian word which refers to an Iranian form of civility emphasizing both deference and social rank. ... Taarof more often works in a totally opposite way
I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it's expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it's perils
Photographer : Ali Arabzadeh
Dress, Hair & Mua : Mehranna Rashid
Women in the island of Hormozgan, Iran
Their work is to make jewelry of shellfish ... and their husbands are busy with fishing.
Their faces are always covered with a cloak, and their only colorful clothes differentiate their identities.
To complete my new photography book about Mount Damavand, I try to find new angles for photography. I found this angle by Google Earth and I tried to climb this peak with my friends. After 8 hours of climbing, we finally reach "Doberar Ridgean". We camped at 3,550 metres. We did not sleep all night beacuse we had Mount Damavand full in view and we were interested in capturing that Spectacular scenery. Mt Damavand is highest peak in the Middle East and located south of the Caspian Sea in Iran.
This idea is photographed based on chess game in which concentration plays the primary role. A battle scene rules the atmosphere, and it is the last moments of the game. Most pieces are out of the game,and only the two kings are still in. The smart king with the crown in the form of pistachio is defeating the opponent king. The pistachio decorated crown is the symbol of intelligence and concentration in the pistachio.
I wanted to take a picture of painting on the wall that day, and when I was adjusting my camera he entered to the frame! Sometimes you unwittingly find yourself in conflict between two or more people! You do not know anything and you're on your way!
This Photo selected with National Geographic Yourshot Editors - Daily Dozen - in 13 Feb 2018.
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