It was War | 2008
Macrography with combining photos and typography, then print on plexiglass sheets
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 1
One of the greatest subjects from my childhood to the geographical location in which I was born, since I was a child, has been the Iran-Iraq War. A war that, from the time I was in my mother's womb until today, has affected my personal and social life and that of my generation, and also has evolved into a great collective memory among all my generation. Because nostalgia and collective memories have always been the subject of my art and research.
I am always busy photographing old family photos, seeing and being careful in things that are no more!
The nostalgia of war brings me contradictory memories. Despite all the criticism that has always been leveled at war, and especially the category of nostalgia, I admit that in my mind, nostalgia is desirable.
In this project, with the help of photographs of the war, nostalgic images have emerged. Therefore, in some pages and photos, familiar words or words that have been extracted from the heart of war literature and also evoke a nostalgic feeling for the audience, have been used to remind them of that time as much as possible.
The photographs contain details of old photos taken with a macro camera, creating new images with typographic montages inspired by war words.