When I saw the party “Fastelavn” party poster, I didn’t think much about it, but when one of my dormmates said who is coming to this party, I said I am coming. When I went down to the basement (where the students of the dormitory gather on weekends for yoga and parties), their age mostly has around 21 to 29. The basement was full of colors everywhere and people who were not like themselves, and I saw that anyone can become a different person with a different outfit without be judged or angered of somebody. I came In Aarhus from Tehran, Iran exactly one month and twenty days ago, and my experience, especially in these last six.
months in Iran is different from the students here. I experienced many parties in my Tehran, but always by ourselves, we were dressed up and always talking and dancing, as a simple. This time it was a little different here.
Not only was I not thrilled to see the gun, but it made me panic, but I had to tell myself to finish what you started, try. Focus on your photography.
I was even horrified to see my roommate wearing a mask and I asked him to remove the mask from his face for a few minutes so that I could see his face and feel safe.
I felt happy to see a beautiful girl in a red dress and blonde hair because it was the only moment, I saw a real face with a smile, and it was like she was me.
All the moments of my photography, I just tried to focus on the details and overcome my fear, and what you are seeing are my fears and a part of me that has been formed in different situations. one smiles a person standing alone in a corner watching. Bubbles flying in the air.
A girl who laughs out loud to take the last shot at a barrel full of candy. Left gloves in the photo.
I am my fears and all my subjects. I want to see the differences and what gives pleasure.
About Fastelavn History:
Fastelavn is a Carnival tradition in the Northern European, and historically Lutheran, nations of Denmark, Norway, Swede n, Iceland, Estonia and
the Faroe Islands.
The holiday occurs the week before the Christian penitential season of Lent, culminating on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The traditions of Fastelavn vary somewhat between the countries, and local regions, and some traditions have changed over time. A common theme of Fastelavn in all the countries currently involves children dressing up in costumes, walking door to door while they sing and gathering treats for the Fastelavn feast, a form of treat. Today, the festivities of Fastelavn are generally considered to be a time for children’s fun and family games.
In Denmark and Scandinavia, the barrel tradition has been practiced for centuries, possibly introduced by Dutch immigrants to Copenhagen during the reign of Christian II of Denmark in the early 1500s. Historically, there was a real cat in the barrel, and beating the barrel and chasing the cat symbolized demolishing evil and chasing it away. It was practiced up until the 1800s, with the last known event occurring in the 1880s. The cat was not killed, but allowed to escape when the barrel was broken. The practice also used to be popular in Holland and similar events were known from Germany, called “Katzenschlagen. The Danish tradition is still celebrated today, but candy is used instead of a cat.