Towards Esfahan

Arash Akhrati-Rad

After finishing high school (1990) I took some courses in different branches of cinema. That was my first contact with a camera and negatives. I started to take pictures with a Zenith camera belonging to my brother and I experienced what I had learned in my courses. I learned more with photo books and famous photographers' images. Then I build a darkroom and I started to process my films and photos myself. The result of my studies was my first job as scene photographer in cinema on a movie called "Passing through a trap" in 1993. In 1994 I participated in Photo contest of "Fajr international film festival". In 1995 I participated in the exhibition of scene photographers in "The house of cinema" and I photographed the scenes of the film "The professional". The following years I worked more as the camera assistant in Iranian film industry.

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