Mehdi Anvarian

I started taking pictures in my early teens with my first camera, a Canon AT-1 which I received as a birthday present from my dad. I have been shooting pictures as a hobby since.

I use different film cameras with different formats that I collect. The collection includes Canon AE-1, Yashica fx-3 2000, Aries Viscount, Zenza Bronica SQ-A, Hasselblad 500-C, Yashica Mat EM, and Mamiya RB67. For the black and white imagery, I use 400 ISO films, mostly Kodak TMAX and Ilford HP-5. All the images captured are handheld with various speeds and lenses.

The film is processed locally and then scanned and corrected in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

I also use digital cameras and my iPhone to capture moments.



Throughout the years, I have captured many man-made constructions — buildings, houses, castles, and bridges — shot from different perspectives. Looking for the right composition using repetition, pattern, light, and shadow.

Photo: Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.



Traveling around I typically shoot architecture, textures and landscapes but from time to time I am able to capture candid moments in people’s lives, some call this street photography.

Azadi Monument, Tehran, Iran.


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San Francisco, CA 94103


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