Afra Pourdad – Canadian Iranian photographer, shoots fashion photos in the streets of Tehran with Model Shabnam Molavi

Shabnam Molavi in the Bazaar of Tehran, Iran

Shabnam Molavi in the Bazaar of Tehran, Iran

Canadian Iranian Photographer Afra Pourdad

Canadian Iranian Photographer Afra Pourdad

 

Excerpt of an Interview with Afra Pordad:

What do you hope you have changed in your public’s image of Iran? Would you say that, in your own way, you are pushing for change for Iran, and of our perception of Iran??
A change in perception; yes. I wanted to show Iran as it is. That’s why I did the shoot in Bazar. You see a good diversity of people; you see workers, you see women In Chador, and you see women in colorful attires.
I could have done this shoot in the more modern shopping malls at which most of the women you would find will look like Shabnam. Or I could have shoot these photos in a place with every women wearing the Chador, the all black cloth that covers from head to toe.

The truth is that Tehran, like many other urban centers, is a diverse city; this I wanted to show.

 

Read the whole Interview and see more photos at:

http://ramp1885.com/feature-fashion-photography-from-tehran-iran/#comment-50984

http://www.afrascorner.com/Editorial_In_Iran.php

What do you hope you have changed in your public’s image of Iran? Would you say that, in your own way, you are pushing for change for Iran, and of our perception of Iran??

 

A change in perception; yes. I wanted to show Iran as it is. That’s why I did the shoot in Bazar. You see a good diversity of people; you see workers, you see women In Chador, and you see women in colorful attires.

 

I could have done this shoot in the more modern shopping malls at which most of the women you would find will look like Shabnam. Or I could have shoot these photos in a place with every women wearing the Chador, the all black cloth that covers from head to toe.

 

The truth is that Tehran, like many other urban centers, is a diverse city; this I wanted to show.

– See more at: http://ramp1885.com/feature-fashion-photography-from-tehran-iran/#comment-50984

What do you hope you have changed in your public’s image of Iran? Would you say that, in your own way, you are pushing for change for Iran, and of our perception of Iran??

 

A change in perception; yes. I wanted to show Iran as it is. That’s why I did the shoot in Bazar. You see a good diversity of people; you see workers, you see women In Chador, and you see women in colorful attires.

 

I could have done this shoot in the more modern shopping malls at which most of the women you would find will look like Shabnam. Or I could have shoot these photos in a place with every women wearing the Chador, the all black cloth that covers from head to toe.

 

The truth is that Tehran, like many other urban centers, is a diverse city; this I wanted to show.

– See more at: http://ramp1885.com/feature-fashion-photography-from-tehran-iran/#comment-50984

What do you hope you have changed in your public’s image of Iran? Would you say that, in your own way, you are pushing for change for Iran, and of our perception of Iran??

 

A change in perception; yes. I wanted to show Iran as it is. That’s why I did the shoot in Bazar. You see a good diversity of people; you see workers, you see women In Chador, and you see women in colorful attires.

 

I could have done this shoot in the more modern shopping malls at which most of the women you would find will look like Shabnam. Or I could have shoot these photos in a place with every women wearing the Chador, the all black cloth that covers from head to toe.

 

The truth is that Tehran, like many other urban centers, is a diverse city; this I wanted to show.

– See more at: http://ramp1885.com/feature-fashion-photography-from-tehran-iran/#comment-50984

What do you hope you have changed in your public’s image of Iran? Would you say that, in your own way, you are pushing for change for Iran, and of our perception of Iran??

 

A change in perception; yes. I wanted to show Iran as it is. That’s why I did the shoot in Bazar. You see a good diversity of people; you see workers, you see women In Chador, and you see women in colorful attires.

 

I could have done this shoot in the more modern shopping malls at which most of the women you would find will look like Shabnam. Or I could have shoot these photos in a place with every women wearing the Chador, the all black cloth that covers from head to toe.

 

The truth is that Tehran, like many other urban centers, is a diverse city; this I wanted to show.

– See more at: http://ramp1885.com/feature-fashion-photography-from-tehran-iran/#comment-50984

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