I am Amir Azari, a professional photographer with more than ten years of experience. My work covers Advertising, Beauty and Fashion photography for commercial clients. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Photography from Tehran University of Art in 2009. However, my activities began much earlier than that date, in 2006, when I assisted various artists in different countries. And then, I gradually started to work as an independent professional photographer.

I see photography as a means of expressing my mental revelations through the language of image, and therefore, I always like to make a photo rather than take it. My belief is that camera is the least important tool for that purpose; what makes us real photographers is creativity combined with skill, style and of course, insight. I like to see the world through different eyes, and then represent it in an innovative and engaging way.

A huge believer in self-evaluation, self-elevations and self-actualization, I am always eager to learn, and to submit my works in different competitions. As a result, I have acquired many technical skills and won a good number of international awards. In-Studio, Portrait, High-Speed and Outdoor Photography as well as Lighting Setups, Retouch and Post Production are my areas of expertise. And some of my awards include:

 

•    Winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, France, 2017

•    Best Photographer Award, Photography Festival in Architecture and Urban Design Criticism, Tehran, Iran, 2015

•    Honorable Mention, IPA (International Photography Awards), USA, 2013

•    Finalist, Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Dubai, UAE, 2017

•    Finalist, Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Dubai, UAE, 2016

•    Finalist, Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), Dubai, UAE,2015

I have also published photos in a wide variety of magazines, some of which listed below:

•    Adore Noir Magazine, December, 2015

•    F-Stop Magazine, Issue #74, 2015

•    Flawless Magazine, June, 2014

•    Dark Beauty Magazine, January, 2014

•    Dapper Dads magazine, Issue #1, 2014

•    Urban Photography Festival Proceedings, 2009

 

At the moment, I reside in Tehran, Iran, but I am available internationally, and profoundly enjoy working with existing and new clients alike.