I was born and brought up in Iran, a beautiful country full of history. I started taking photos at an early age of my life with a Lubitel, a Russian twin lenses camera. Most of my photos in those days were black and white. It was a very nice camera that my parents gave me when I was 15 years old.


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Dua’a-e Nawroz

يَا مُقَلِّبَ ٱلْقُلُوبِ وَٱلاَبْصَارِ
 O He Who turns hearts and sights;
يَا مُدَبِّرَ ٱللَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ
 O He Who regulates night and day;
يَا مُحَوِّلَ ٱلْحَوْلِ وَٱلاَحْوَالِ
 O He Who directs might and affairs;
حَوِّلْ حَالَنَا إِلَى اَحسَنِ ٱلْحَالِ
 (please do) change our state of affairs to the best.

Haft-Seen (Persian: هفت‌سین‎) or the seven ‘S’s is a traditional table setting of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian spring celebration. The haft seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter seen (S) (س) in the Farsi Language - Persian alphabet .  

The Haft Seen items are:
 1.Sabzeh - (Persian: سبزه‎)-wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth
 2.Samanu - (Persian: سمنو‎)-sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence
 3.Senjed - (Persian: سنجد‎)-dried oleaster Wild Olive fruit - symbolizing love
 4.Seer - (Persian: سیر‎)- garlic - symbolizing medicine
 5.Sib - (Persian: سیب‎)- apples - symbolizing beauty and health
 6.Somāq - (Persian: سماق‎)sumac fruit - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
 7.Serkeh - (Persian: سرکه‎) - vinegar - symbolizing old-age and patience

Dua’a-e Nawroz

يَا مُقَلِّبَ ٱلْقُلُوبِ وَٱلاَبْصَارِ
O He Who turns hearts and sights;

يَا مُدَبِّرَ ٱللَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ
O He Who regulates night and day;

يَا مُحَوِّلَ ٱلْحَوْلِ وَٱلاَحْوَالِ
O He Who directs might and affairs;

حَوِّلْ حَالَنَا إِلَى اَحسَنِ ٱلْحَالِ
(please do) change our state of affairs to the best.

Haft-Seen (Persian: هفت‌سین‎) or the seven ‘S’s is a traditional table setting of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian spring celebration. The haft seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter seen (S) (س) in the Farsi Language - Persian alphabet .

The Haft Seen items are:
1.Sabzeh - (Persian: سبزه‎)-wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts growing in a dish - symbolizing rebirth
2.Samanu - (Persian: سمنو‎)-sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence
3.Senjed - (Persian: سنجد‎)-dried oleaster Wild Olive fruit - symbolizing love
4.Seer - (Persian: سیر‎)- garlic - symbolizing medicine
5.Sib - (Persian: سیب‎)- apples - symbolizing beauty and health
6.Somāq - (Persian: سماق‎)sumac fruit - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
7.Serkeh - (Persian: سرکه‎) - vinegar - symbolizing old-age and patience

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