I was born in an artistic family. My father played setar and was a singing master and his music caressed my soul. We even fell asleep at nights while listening to my father playing the setar. My mother and sister also filled the home with positive energy by making handicrafts, painting and always being in a good mood. These factors had a good impression on my soul such that I could leisurely practice the art of photography, which I loved.
My first interest in professional photography dates back to my journey abroad where I met several Japanese photographers at a zoo. They were great guides. Visiting the website of 1X influenced my photography the most. I chose portrait photography because I can establish a good mental connection with the spirit of the model I take a photo of, and the positive energy is released in the space, which has a great impact on my body and soul. This good spiritual connection with lots of energy highly affects the quality of photos and I can express my inner feelings through portrait photography.
Before starting the photo shoot I take a few pictures of the model, show them to her on the screen of the camera and talk to her about what she likes and does not like. She will start to feel at ease and then I can connect and discover her personality, feelings and emotions. Only after this initial ritual the photos will be good.
I think the art of portrait photography is composed of technique and the connection one has with his model. Techniques are acquired through education, research and regular practice. However, the connection one feels with the model refers to the photographer’s mental qualities and inner and spiritual feelings which can be only achieved by gaining experience and cannot be defined but its effects are peace, inner joy, inner energy, and an increase in creativity.