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December 30, 2011

Forugh Farrokhzad


My new portrait of Forugh.

Forugh Farrokhzad (January 5, 1935 February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. She is one of Iran's most influential female poets. Forugh was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast.

The interview of Iraj Gorgin with Forugh Farrokhzad (in Persian)

Posted by mehrdad at 04:20 PM | Design |

December 28, 2011

Opie's style


My portrait in the style of Julian Opie. In Opie's style, the human face is usually characterised by black outlines with flat areas of colour, and minimalised detail, to the extent that an eye can become just the black circle of the pupil.

Posted by mehrdad at 07:32 PM | Design |

December 26, 2011

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreaths in Hampstead, North London

>> View set on Flickr

Posted by mehrdad at 06:28 PM | Photography |

December 24, 2011

Soul Cake

An apple, a pear, a plum, a cherry,
any good thing to make us all merry!

Posted by mehrdad at 04:48 PM | Journal 2011 |

December 23, 2011

African Bull Frog ant crusher


Posted by mehrdad at 12:47 PM | Videos |

December 02, 2011

The Pale Blue Dot

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot against the vastness of space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan. He later used the image as the main title of his 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:09 PM | Science |