Story

The camera made me patient.

This was my first experience with death after my father, but I knew I just had to take pictures and watch the suffering without judgment.

I’m thinking about Nader. My first encounter with the death of someone I did not know but knew well.

I saw him once and promised him I took him outside so he could take pictures, but he told me he could only lie down and take pictures of the sky or the ceiling.

He was happy to see me and I was happy to give him energy.

Nader was the brother of my best friend. He is studied at an American university and spent most of his life in London.

_ We talked to about my transgender photography project. He gave me very good information about the laws of Russia and Iran.

He knew photography well and showed me pictures of his girlfriend and told me about his travels.

_ We suddenly lost Nader and buried him in Behesht Zahra in the corona virus conditions. He was fifty-four years old and very knowledgeable about photography.

Really, the camera made me patient.

I only share what I learn. Not what is bitter, what brings us to discovery, and the distance between life and death just has to be watched. I watch the passage.

 

About Ms. Bastani .Tehran .Iran, 2018

The story of the Ms. Bastani who lives on the third floor of a building the ancient women is about 90 years old and has not left her house for about forty years and lives alone and there are people who sometimes supplies for her.
She is one of Sohrab Sepehri’s contemporaries.
I was invited to the house of the Ms. Bastani by Dr. Amir Massoud Anoushfar and I took a picture of her with my cell phone camera.
In this project, the architects went to the homes of the people in question to talk to them about renovating their homes.
The house of the Ms. Bastani is located on the axis of Enghelab-Ferdowsi Street. The old houses of this axis have been reconstructed by the Tehran City Beautification Organization under the supervision of Dr. Amir Massoud Anoushfar and have been nominated for the Aga Khan Architecture Award – AKAAMs.

(The project encompasses both the rehabilitation of the facades of 114 existing buildings – including 54 of particular interest – and the creation of a public cultural space between the national theatre and opera house. The project was developed through community consultations involving 1,000 invitations, 300 hours of meetings, 200 agreements and numerous plans and drawings. Owners were encouraged to collaborate in the renovation process and maintain their buildings thereafter – favouring preservation over demolition. The rejuvenation of the façades has transformed the street’s appearance. Since it was completed, the scheme’s success in regenerating the district is evident in the establishment of nine new cafés, six restaurants, a bakery, two theatres and a boutique hotel.)