|Photographer: Kiarang Alaei (Karma=49415)
I happen to be somewhere like Paris texas, was born in Iran
About: Born in 1976 on a piece of land in the east of this great world.
The scream of my mother still reverberates in my ears when she was given birth to me. I feel this scream is spreading across all pieces of the world. Mother promised not to leave me alone. Soon loneliness conquered all my soul. It was then, when I started to search mother in all the women and often failed.
I started my work with making films, but now I am in love with photography. The world of fixed instants is more attractive to me than the world of moving pictures. I believe that photography is better able to find a quiet and beautiful place in this noisy world. To take photos is, to me, to light an abandoned garden: to polish the very trivial and simple moments of this shaky life.
Should we expect "innocence" from art, we see it in photographs much more than in the Cinema. Photographs are full of silence while Cinema full of noise. And I really hate noise. Noise is terrible. You cannot see human beings in noise, while in silence; you can even hear them breathe.
I consider myself an amateur. In all these years, I have resisted all temptations to be a professional. I love to discover, and this is not possible in the world of professionals. Amateurs are able to see the other side of the things. They do a job for the job's sake and not for income or fame. Art requires loving. When a new trend develops, it is always the amateurs who are the heralds.
Self educated photographer
making court Metrages since 1994
5 medals from Festivals of Brno (czech Republic,1997), Nations (Austria,1998), Da Kino (Romania,2005), Unica (Netherlands,2005), Nations (Austria,2006)
Secretary of the Amateur photography festival of Abrang
Member of jury in the 11th Biennale of contemporary photography of Iran (2008)
my photography blog: http://kiarang.akkasee.com
official websites: http://www.abrangfestival.com