Sunday, August 14, 2011


There are still photos left from my short trip to Iran to post here. However, I did some photography around the Fringe festival in Edmonton recently. I had to walk on Whyte Ave. in order to get to the festival. While walking on Whyte Ave. you could smell pot everywhere. It was so much that I might kinda got high when I was coming back home!
What I am posting here is a photo that I took on Whyte Ave. before getting to actual Fringe festival.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fire-Roasted Corn

Fire-Roasted corn is somehow a traditional snack in Iran. Although you could find it more in the past, there are still places that they sell it. They usually put it in a mixture of salt and water ofter being roasted to give it more taste. While I was in north of Iran near Caspian sea, there was this guy who was making and selling roasted corn. As I was passing by, I took a photo of him working and then later at night I took another photo of him. Unfortunately, there was no corn on fire that night and the business was slow. There is also this green color that you see everywhere in my photos from north of Iran. They had this big green search light pointed at the sea.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

85 Years Old

"I am 85 you know", he said with a big smile on his face after I took his photo. I could not believe this since he was so agile. I guess living near the mountains and far from the centre of the city would keep you this way. There are so many amazing faces in Iran. I was once walking with a friend and didn't have a camera on me. I was saying to myself "good photo, gone!" every 5 seconds.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Streets of Iran

I had a very limited time during my visit to Iran to dedicate to photography. I basically had only one afternoon to do some street photography in old bazaar (marketplace) of Hamedan. All the photos are made during my one visit to the old part of the city. There are, however, many photos left to post here. I will post them as soon as I find the time. 
While taking the last photo of these four photos that I am posting here, my sister took a photo of me. It seems to me that both my photo and here photo are at the exact same moment. I have also posted that photo here.

Photo of me while taking the last photo of this set of photos that I am posting here.