*seeking writer for an official sounding third-person “about me” - until then, this is the best I can do..
I picked up a camera in late 2011, and before that, I went to a tech school in Downtown Los Angeles and got an AA in Graphic Design with an emphasis on branding. Didn’t do much with it as far as a career goes but it had been a useful/inspiring skillset.
Before that, I attended a bunch of different city colleges trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life (because, you know, you need to figure out what to do with THE REST OF YOUR LIFE in your early twenties). I eventually dropped out and spent most of my time on the internet. This was around 2007-2008 where social media websites were becoming a thing, and that is where I realized I have a love for visual arts (scrolling Myspace and then Tumblr endlessly).
And before THAT I was born in Redondo Beach, California. At the age of four my parents and I moved to Tehran, Iran; and at the age of 16 I moved back to LA (the suburbs of LA).
Now let’s bring it somewhat present times;
In 2018 I published a coffee table book Private Collection (after working on it for almost 3 years) and then an ebook that was like the Side B to the coffee table book.
Right now I’m working on a handbook for photographers called Photo Zero and am trying to stick to…ah who give a shit. Are you still reading this?
If you have any questions, or if you want to say hi, get in touch.
List of clients
House of Bijan
Luna Mae London
Jaguar North America
Samabe Resorts (Indonesia)
Kurt Busch Racing