SALAR NIKNAFS

Salar Niknafs Contemporaty Art Photography Australia. Contemporary landscape photography. Melbourne. Australia. Iranian contemporary art. Iran

In Absence

(2011 - ongoing)

 

All beings seem to have emerged from non-being - a state of “pulseless blur” - that spreads further than time and space. This observer-relative realm of pure possibilities can be imagined in multiple ways and different meanings can be ascribed to it. In capturing blank spaces and missing things I was trying to imbue the viewer with a sense of intimacy, such that invites introspection. I was also trying to remind the viewer how temporary everything is in existence. We intend to ....

 

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Salar Niknafs Contemporaty Art Photography Australia. Contemporary landscape photography. Melbourne. Australia. Iranian contemporary art. Iran

In Presence

(2012 - ongoing)

 

‘In Presence’ is the product of my fascination with forms, contours and geometries, allowing myself to seek and explore unintentional sculptures, often within isolated natural contexts. The coincidental dimension of encounters between unforeseen objects and desolate spaces is the recurring theme that I find myself drawn to.

 

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Salar Niknafs Contemporaty Art Photography Australia. Contemporary landscape photography. Melbourne. Australia. Iranian contemporary art. Iran

Landscapes

(2013 - ongoing)

 

[Earth]

 

- The planet on which we live; the world.

- The surface of the world as distinct from the sky or the sea.

- The present abode of humankind, as distinct from heaven or hell.

 

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Salar Niknafs Street Photography. Documentary photography. Photojournalism. Tehran Street photography. Street photography iran. life in tehran.

Tehran, the invisible city

(2007 - ongoing)

 

‘Tehran, the invisible city’ is a body of work, documentary in style, which primarily serves my desire to remain close with a city, where my innermost thoughts and emotions reside. Eleven years ago I landed in Australia as a migrant. During this time I returned to Tehran, a few weeks every few years, using street photography as a platform to reconnect with the city. In photographing Tehran, as someone who finds himself in the distance between a native and an outsider, I aim to disclose an intimate, yet critically-independent view of this less-explored megalopolis. I follow the outward transformation of the city towards a new public identity, while ...

 

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Salar Niknafs Bird Photography Australia. Contemporary photography. Bird photography. Bird art photography. Bird in flight. bird wings.

Flight of a Bird

(2012 - 2015)

 

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Salar Niknafs Contemporaty Art Photography Australia. Conceptual photography. conceptual art. Metamorphosis. franz kafka. birdman. Tehran.

Metamorphosis

(2005)

 

'Metamorphosis' is a collection of digitally manipulated photographs, symbolising the emotional and psychological transformation that befalls in the life of man in the opposition between conformity and autonomy. Drawing inspiration from Kafka’s novel of the same name, the collection was first photographed and created in 2005, and later revisited and reworked in 2015, as once again I asked myself the question: where is the border, where social conformity becomes repression of one’s assertive self?

 

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