Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mar. 31 - Chelsea - Manhattan, NY USA

Romy Suskin, was born in Los Angles, CA. She takes pictures and was on her way to a gallery exhibition. Romy lives in California.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mar. 30 - Mercer Street - Manhattan, NY, USA

Eric was loading a container with construction debris but he waited a few seconds for me to get a nice focus. He was working on Mercer Street in SoHo section of Manhattan.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mar. 29 - DUMBO - Brooklyn, NY USA

Sebastian, a tourist from Germany, was enjoying his cigar when I approached him in the Fulton Ferry Park at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO. Sebastian said he was visiting New York for the first time.

Mar. 28 - Prospect Heights - Brooklyn, NY, USA

D.S. (yes initials only), 40, was born in Mt. Sinai hospital in New York City. Danica makes beautiful dolls and loves all things crafty. Danica is all about comfort and loves being photographed.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mar. 27 - Lexington Avenue - Manhattan, NY, USA

Anonymous, because, when was the last time you saw someone using a pay-phone?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mar. 25 - Rockefeller Center - Manhattan, NY, USA

James Young, 48, was born in Oil City, PA. Yes there is a place called Oil City. James and I used to work together at a publishing house. James is a father of two and lives with his family near the Union Square.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mar. 24 - Union Square - Manhattan, NY, USA

Anonymous, double dutching in Union Square in New York City. I was in the mood for some street photography.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mar. 23 - Midtown - Manhattan, NY, USA

Jacklyn Njegric, 26, was born in New York City. Jacklyn works at my dentist's office and I often see her!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mar. 21 - Cadman Plaza - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Mohammad Doucoure, 38, was born in the west African nation of Mali. Mohammad works in Brooklyn Heights and lives in Manhattan. Mohammad plans to return to Mali and retire. I photographed Mohammad during a soccer game.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mar. 20 - Prospect Heights - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Ramin Talaie, just turned 45 today. Yes, this is a self-portrait. I was born in Tehran, Iran on this day. Today is the first day of spring and the start of Persian new year known as Nawruz. Happy new year, and spring!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mar. 19 - Court Street - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Mohammad Elei, 36, was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He came to New York three years ago through an immigration lottery process. Mohammad works as a Halal food vendor on Court Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mar. 18 - SoHo - Manhattan, NY, USA

Stu Litwin, 39, was born in New York City. I saw Stu sitting in a manhole in the streets of SoHo during a nice day. Stu was very nice and me gave a big Con-Ed thumbs up as I clicked the shutter.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mar. 17 - Saint Marks Avenue - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rafique Mohammad, 65, originally from Lahor, Pakistan, now lives in Queens. Mr. Mohammad drives a yellow taxi and has been living in America for over 22 years. Mr. Mohammad and I had a nice conversation as he drove me from JFK to Brooklyn.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mar. 16 - Somewhere in Dubai - Dubai, UAE

Abdulrhman Abdulla Mohd, 23, was born in UAE to a Turkish mother and a Sudanese father. I photographed Abdulrhman, in a parking lot next to his Mercedes Benz near a shopping mall. He was a very nice young man to speak with. Abdulrhman is a businessman.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mar. 15 - Pakeh Goftehgo - Tehran, Iran

Amir, 20, was born in Tehran, Iran. Amir has been skateboarding for about 3 years now. I photographed Amir in a park where the skateboarders hang out.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mar. 14 - Laleh Park - Tehran, Iran

Maral Afsharian, 23, was born in Tehran, Iran. Maral used to be a computer-games champion which is a big deal for a young woman in Iran. She is also into rock & roll. I photographed Maral in Parkeh Laleh (Laleh Park) in central Tehran.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mar. 13 - Dizin Ski Resort - Dizin, Iran

Aida Mansouri, 21, was born in Tehran, Iran. I meet Aida and her friend on the slopes of Dizin ski resort, about 1 1/2 hours drive from north of Tehran. This was Aida's forth times snowboarding. In Iran, women must wear Islamic covering (hejab) at all times, but in Dizin, the enforcement is not as strict. Aida is an electrical engineering student in Tehran.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mar. 12 - Fatemi Square - Tehran, Iran

Maryam Vafaie, 26, was born in Tehran, Iran. Maryam is traveling to the city of Shiraz for the upcoming Iranian new year (Naw-Ruz) to be with her family. She is fluent in English.

Mar. 11 - Mirdamad - Tehran, Iran

Reza Khalili, 30, is a rock star. At least he looks like one! He was born in Tehran and now lives in Karaj (about 100 km west of Tehran). Reza teaches music and plays guitar in a rock band in Iran. He is part of the large underground music movement in Iran.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mar. 10 - Khaneh Honarmandan - Tehran, Iran

Abolfazl Nesie, 25, was born in the northern city of Gorgan, Golestan in Iran. Abolfazl's name is an old Arabic name which means grandfather. Abolfazl works for a newspaper in Tehran. I photographed him in a small park in central Tehran.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mar. 9 - Gisha - Tehran, Iran

Susan Najafi, 56, was born in the holy city of Mashad, Iran. Susan is married to my cousin and lives in the same section of the city as my mother, in Gisha. Susan works as a nurse in a hospital in Tehran.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mar. 8 - Vanak - Tehran, Iran

Morteza Nikoubazl, 34, was born in Tehran. Morteza is a freelance photographer with Reuters news agency. I photographed him outside of Reuters offices in Tehran. During the Islamic Revolution Moreteza was only 4 years old.

Mar. 7 - Vesal Street - Tehran, Iran

Narges Emami, 26, was born in Tehran, Iran. Narges is a photographer and sometimes a model. I photographed her on a friend's roof in central Tehran just before sunset.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mar. 6 - Qazvin - Qazvin, Iran

Hossien Zakeri, was born in Qazvin, Iran. Hossien, who said he is "old enough," when I asked him about his age, posed for me in a public bath. The public baths are traditional baths in smaller cities in Iran. Of course this was a men-only bath.

Mar. 5 - Gisha - Tehran, Iran

Kasra Najafi, 17, was born in Tehran, Iran. Over 70% of Iranians are under the age of 30, so it is typical to see groups of young Iranians like Kasra all the time. Kasra is my second cousin.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mar. 3 - Central Tehran - Tehran, Iran

Ali Jaffari, 75, was born in the holy city of Qom, Iran. Ali who would like be called Haj Ali, as he is a Haji (one who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca), sells fresh fruits and vegetables from a small shop in central Tehran.

Mar. 2 - Central Tehran - Tehran, Iran

Batool Jamali, 29, was born in Ardabil, Iran. Today is Batool's birthday. She is photographed in her kitchen where she prepared a nice meal. Batool is a mother and a wife and lives with her husband in central Tehran.

Mar. 1 - Western Tehran - Tehran, Iran

Hossien Fatemi, 29, was born in Ardabil, Iran. In this photo, Hossien was being interviewed by a TV crew in a photo studio in western part of Tehran.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Feb. 27 - Enqelab Street - Tehran, Iran

Mohsen Shahmardi, 29, is from Tehran, Iran. I took his picture in a cafe in central Tehran. Mohsen is a news photographer and was nice enough to give me a ride from the airport.

Feb. 26 - Dubai Airport - Dubai, UAE

Security workers at Dubai International Airport were the only people that grabbed my attention. Their super white outfits fit the glitter of the architecture.