Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Anti Israeli Aggression Demonstration 7-19

This took place outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles.
more photos
Videos soon to come.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Only God can help us

A Lebanese woman cries as she bids farewell to her Lebanese Swedish daughter and grandchild, who came back to Lebanon after ten years for a holiday, as they are being evacuated from Lebanon, on buses organized by the Swedish embassy, from a road intersection, leading out of the Hezbollah stronghold of south Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, July 18, 2006. About 850 Swedes among about 5,000 in Lebanon have been evacuated, most to Aleppo in northern Syria. Westerners fled by land, sea and air as Israel launched waves of bombings that hit south Beirut, the border and the eastern city of Baalbek in the early hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

*Pray for those who won't be evacuated.

055.026 كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ
055.026 وَيَبْقَى وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلالِ وَالإكْرَامِ
055.026 فَبِأَيِّ آلاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
055.026 All that is on earth will perish:
055.027 But will abide (forever) the Face of thy Lord,- full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour.
055.028 Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
Al-Qur'an, 055.026-028 (Ar-Rahman [The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving])

Saturday, July 15, 2006

War in Lebanon

Bodies of civilian villagers are seen next to the wreckage of their vehicles on the main road near the southern border village of Ter Harfa, Lebanon Saturday July 15, 2006. At least 12 Lebanese villagers, including women and children, were killed in what appeared to be an Israeli airstrike on a convoy of vehicles evacuating a village near the border with Israel in southern Lebanon, a witness said. The convoy was leaving the village of Marwaheen, which abuts the border, when it was attacked. (Courtesy of AP)

You won't see photos like these published in US. May God protect the people of Lebanon and Palestine.

Babak and Friends = Stupidity


So according to this cartoon Iranians can't celebrate Easter because they're Iranian and it isn't a part of their culture. "We (Iranians) don't celebrate Easter." This statement isn't made with the following explaination that "My family isn't Christian" but only that Bobak's mother states that it isn't our (Iranian) tradition.
Is this cartoon saying there are no Christian Iranians?
Think again. To me, this is typical Iranian diaspora insecurity about religious tradition. Muslim Iranian's who have been wronged by the revolution feel a confusion about Islam considering it is the label put on top of of what has wronged them.
I would have rather heard Bobak say "My family does not celebrate Easter because my family is atheist" than to have him represent all Iranians by saying that we don't celebrate Easter because of our ethnicity, making it sound like we observe no religious occasions. This cartoon probably does more to miseducate non Iranians about Iranians than educate. The majority religious tradition in Iran is Islam. If you want to teach Americans about Iranians at least mention Islam and don't just ignore it like the religion of most Iranians is putting things that begin with an "S" on a plate and Haji Firooz with a tambourine in his hand. These people could have made a cartoon about norooz without comparing the Persian new year with a significant Christian religious holiday.
If I were Bobak I would have told my friends that we have Imam Mahdi's birthday on the 15th of Shaban which looks like this and we eat giant cakes.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


*I captured the audio. If you can't speak farsi
rooz jahani quds= Global Jeruslalem Day
The song teaches kids that occupying people's homeland is wrong.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

update me

1. Buying used photobooks from is my new thing.
2. The first racing game I ever owned was not as fun as this ad.
3. This guy is dope.
4. I miss leisure moments.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

no tape.

Went to the beach the other day to film the ocean but didn't bring tapes. I would have only had enough daylight to shoot for 20 minutes anyway.
nevertheless i took stills.

I have a new excercise for criticizing/titling my photos. You can use it because I knew you were going to steal it anyway : )
boring hallmark garbage

effect whoring

ooooh a long exposure shot... unoriginal.



Why do things involving bjork have to be so crazy yet so awesome looking?

P.S. We need more people in this world who wear giant coats and not because some designer told them so.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Best of Iran

I decided to post what I think are the best pictures i took in Iran.
Sa'adiye, Shiraz


Candles at Imam Zadeh Shu'aib

Afghani family, Hafeziye, Shiraz

Man cleaning woodwork, Isfahan

Father and Son, Isfahan

Gol Foroosh, Tehran

Schoolgirl driving service, Isfahan

Qashqai woman driving livestock, Shiraz

Man with dog, Shiraz

Singing under the bridge, Isfahan