Representing El Salvador and Iran via SF and Brooklyn, Amir is another one of my multitalented cross-cultural fellow artists with an eye for true beauty. I first met Amir at my interview with Questlove and Black Thought of the Roots, where he was requested by TRACE to do the shoot. You might have heard of him through the I LOVE BK project that created all the buzz last summer in Brooklyn... he was one of the founders and art directors behind the brilliant marketing campaign and all that summer madness. Amir's work is super fresh; his fashion/portrait photography is able to capture the soul behind the outer beauty, and his documentary work in Cambodia is simple beautiful. His series of artist portraits are my favorites of its kind, and I love the way he uses colors and moods. While many people know him mainly as a photographer, he is also a dope set designer by trade. He has recently been blessed with a newborn baby boy; he is, as I can tell, a very happy and proud father...
AMIR EBRAHIMI /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(photographer, set designer, globe trotter, a very proud father)
WHAT DO YOU DO? photographer/set designer/father
WHERE DO YOU CALL IT HOME? BROOKLYN!!!
TRUE BEAUTY IS… My son
BEATS…Very good for you
TRUE SEXY IS…Nerdy on the outside
MUSIC IS MY…best friend
ART DOES NOT…always suck
MY NIGHTS ARE…better with live music!
THESE 3 TURN ME ON…to travel, a kickass cook, hasselblads.
SELF-KNOWLEDGE …embacing your mistakes
ENOUGH OF …Flava Flav( never thought I'd say that!!)
MY CREATIVITY IS…waitng for me to catch up!
TRUE POWER IS…to let GO!!
LIFE CAN BE THE...physical life experience b4 take off!!
TO LOVE IS TO…accept people for who they are
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE….my momma said so
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE…is somewhere lost in the past
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU?.....at the new spot that was the old spot. U know the place. or amir@amirnyc
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2008? A new king( my son) and a new president of the Free world......Obama!!!!
CHECK OUT AMIR'S DOPE WORK. To see more, check his myspace page or his website.
Brooklyn beauties: dope MC, TK Wonder, & Stephanie Mitchelle
My homie, Dhundee and his lovely DJ partner in crime, DJ Moni. You can catch these two every Wednesday from 7-11pm at the Renaissance Hotel delivering aural massage for the afterwork crowd (well at least afterwork for the 9-5-ers). check here for more info.
Cambodian still life. These are images from Amir's visit to his big brother, Nader (also a photographer and visual artist) who was living and working for an orphanage in Cambodia, and who later opened up an orphanage of his own with the support of the Aziza Foundation there. Trips like this one change one's life forever. Stay tuned for an interview with Nader and some photo essay about his amazing project coming soon here.