Photo Riahi

By Bahman Kiarostami

AED 220.00

'Photo Riahi' is a collection of photographs from the archive of a photo studio in the suburb of Lavasan.

About the Book:

Bahman Kiarostami spent some of the last five years building a house in the mountain village of Barg Jahan. Much of the actual building was done by a team of Afghan men led by Rahman Atai, who announced one day that he was leaving work early for a photoshoot. Kiarostami joined him and met a team of Afghan brothers on motorbikes who create portraits of workmen photoshopped against surreal landscapes. When the brothers skipped town, Atai noted that they weren’t the best team around. In terms of portrait quality and design, Photo Riahi in Lavasan has been the top choice for the past two decades. Kiarostami interviewed Mohammed Khazrai, the grandson of the founder, and his mother, Mrs Riahi, who fell in love with photography as a girl and who persuaded her husband and son to join her in the business. Her gentle use of color and the early magic of Photoshop drew a flood of customers to their studio.


About the Author:

Bahman Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, cinematographer, film editor and film producer. He is the son of the late critically acclaimed Abbas Kiarostami. The main theme in Kiarostami's films are art and music.


Book Specifications:

Name: Photo Riahi

ISBN: 9789090303970

Publisher: Nazar Publishing/ Idea books 

Author: Bahman Kiarostami

Language: Persian/English

Price: AED 220

Dimensions: 220x230x40mm

Cover: Paperback

Pages: 590