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آرمان مولوی عکاس ساکن پاریس، با تجربه ای بیش از ۲٥ سال در زمینه های مختلف عکاسی، این بار با نگاهی نو به طبیعت، تصویری دیگر از گل و درخت را به بیان می آورد. این مجموعه نشان دهنده ی کار چند ساله ی او بین سالهای ۲٠۱۱ تا ۲٠۱۴ است.
آرمان مولوی با آزمودن روش های متعدد نورپردازی، شیوه ای نوین ابداع کرده است. او با کنارهم نهادن گل ها و مشاهده ی دقیق آنها، و سپس آفریدن ترکیب بندی های بدیع، موفق به بازسازی رویاها و خاطراتش از طبیعت و خلق گل های شخصی خود شده است. روشنی گل های این مجموعه، تنها حاصل نور پردازی به شیوه های معمول نیست؛ بیان شخصی اوست که در گذشته اش ریشه دارد: نوستالژی بنفشه کاشتن های مادر در حیاط خانه ، فرو دادن هوای خنک و عطرآگین گل فروشی ها در دوران کودکی.
تنهایی و سکوت نیروهای از دست رفته ی او را باز می گرداند. امری که در درختان خاص این مجموعه به وضوح قابل مشاهده است. تنها در زمانی کوتاه در بهار یا پاییز می توان درختان را به این شکل دید. قدرت زندگی در تعادل درختان به تصویر کشیده شده جاری می شود.
“Light, Me, Flower, Tree” - Vegetal Unveiling
Arman Molavi uses the background as a tool for putting plants at the centre of his shots as if they were icons, expressing his love for the world of vegetation, which he's had since early childhood. Using negatives, he challenges our normal perceptions. Sensual flowers, anatomically-shaped leaves and Japanese trees lie somewhere between the real and the surreal. With unique colours that are neither sizzling nor chilling, an imaginary world blends with reality. Using contemporary botanical illustrations and poetic techniques, these photographs show us the intimate landscape of the artist. Whether a single shot or a group of images, they exist beyond their medium and are photographs of an inner world, broadening the scope of our horizons and adjusting our perceptions and minds with their pure creativity.
Arman Molavi has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. In that time, he has done everything from teaching photography in Toulouse to being a fashion photographer in New York. A graduate of the ETPA, he has also worked in corporate and fine art photography with his work shown in many prestigious locations such as the Galerie Municipale du Chateau d'Eau and Le Jardin du Luxembourg. Although Arman has photographed different major events in France and around the world, nowadays he is perhaps best known for his innovative photography. He lives and works in Paris.
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.