Scattered Memories | 2014

Macrography | Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 1

Photos Dimension: 13x18cm

 

Nostalgia in literature and the visual arts, the search for the identity of people, and even objects have always been the subject of my artworks. I think the presence of all of us, including me, is nostalgia. This collection has been formed using old photos and attention to detail. In this series, my maternal grandparents play a major role in the image. From the hundreds of old photos available, I chose the ones that are of emotional and identity importance to me, and I re-took photos from the old photos with a macro lens. And also, the details that I was interested in was magnified with a magnifying glass from my grandfather. In fact, I had a camera in one hand and a magnifying glass in the other. The magnifying glass was used in places of old photographs that no longer exist and become memories. People and identities that are no more. Beer bottles and Coca-Cola that no longer exist in this country. My grandmother's shoes and the jewelry she wore, which reflects the type of clothing and fashion of that period or the old cars of that time. In fact, the points magnified in this collection are the history of a common era of all the people who lived at that time and shared experiences of the covering style of that time, the world of their consumption, vehicles, etc. with all the available details.

Looking precisely at the old photographs gave me the opportunity to explore the period of memories, identity, and community of that era.

This collection was shown in various photography festivals inside Iran and abroad. Some of which are mentioned below:

  • Feb. 2014

Elected as the Finalist & won the 1st Prize of the Peaches & Cream Millennium Images Competition, Dream Space Gallery, London, UK

 

  • Feb. 2012

Elected in Saba Photography Expo., Tehran, Iran

 

  • Jan. 2011

Elected in the 12th Photography Biennial of Iran, Yazd, Iran