I am an Iranian-Canadian experimentalist in pursuit of beauty. Passionate about art, science and sociology I look for new venues to link these subjects and bring about discussions to find innovative solutions for centuries old problems.
I was born in Tehran and immigrated to Canada after getting my bachelor's degree in Physics. I continued my studies and got my PhD in Particle Physics from University of Toronto. For 5 years after graduation, I worked in the field in Canada, Switzerland and Germany; an experience I have enjoyed and cherish dearly. Afterwards I decided to pursue my other passion, art, which brought me back to Iran.
In April 2017, on a trip to north of Iran, I made two painting-like images using my mobile phone. This is how I began this type of art which I like to call Phaintography, a mixed combination of the words ‘Photography’ and ‘Painting’. Since then I have created hundreds of phaintographs and participated in a few group exhibitions of visual arts in Iran.