These images was made on my first trip around Iran, when visiting my Iranian family for the first time.
Two boys, belonging to the Lor tribe, pauses with riffles in a tent in Bazoft Valley.
A young couple enjoying the city view from Darband, a popular spot for tehranis in search of a little peace.
Leaving the morning prayers marking the end of the ramadan in Esfahan.
In Kaj village west of Shahr-e-Kord, the butchers slaughter at least 350 goats and sheep daily, making them the main meat supplier in the Zagros Mountains.
Sepideh Kaveh and her friends poses at her birthday party. It’s at these high-end parties behind closed doors of fancy apartments in North Tehran, that the modern Iranians reveal another side of themselves.
A tattered poster displaying the ever present image of Ayatollah Khomeini on a mountain road in the Zagros Mountains, near Shiraz.
A Bakhtiyari girl in the Bazoft Valley west of Shahr-e-Kord. The family lives as nomads for 8 months of the year. The Iranian government has repeatedly tried to settle the nomads, but there is still about a million people living as nomads in Iran.
Police officers patrols the beach at the Caspian Sea beach of Sisangan, near Nour. Women are not allowed to swim, and men only in designated areas surrounded by orange plastic tarps.
The Si-o-Seh Bridge in Esfahan is a popular spot to hang out at sunset.
Prayers in the Imamzadeh Saleh mosque in Tajrish, Tehran.
An old herdsman tending his huge herd of goats near Deylaman in the Alborz Mountains.
The man-women roles in Iran are very traditional. After a family lunch all the women retrieves to the kitchen or serves the male part of the family.
A closed down amusement park sits unused in the Alborz Mountains, near Veresk.
Two brothers herding goats in Southern Iran
The upper and middle class Tehran youth drives up and down Andarzgoo Street looking for romance. To avoid the Islamic morality police, the cars are either all-girl or all-boy. Their passengers joke, flirt and exchange phone numbers through the car windows.
Days end at Darband, a popular spot for Tehranis in search of a little peace in Teheran.