I ♥ STOP MOTION

Growing up in a third world country, as a young Iranian, I’ve seen many of friends leaving the country to live the Western Dream. To be honest, I wished I could do that too, but compulsory military service and other problems didn’t let me to. So I stayed.
I had to find something beautiful in Tehran, in this overgrowing metropolis which everyone was running from. I watched it closely and searched. And at last I did it. I found something to love in it. I found majesty in this polluted mixture of orientality and modernity. At First it was like the old Persian story, a prisoner falling in love with his prison, but now I want the world to Come and See it.
This is the story of my adaption. This is the story of how It Began To Grow On me.

In this Project we covered a great number of locations. Shot within six months of photography, and Twenty-five thousand frames, we are honored to present you a sneak peak of how the majestic city of Tehran ( actually ) looks like today.

Photographers : Sina Rashidi, Ahmad Mousavizadeh
Music And Sound Designer : Ehsan Gohari, Keyvan Shahtaheri
Edit : Sina Rashidi

بعنوان جوانی ایرانی که در جهان سوم بزرگ شده‌ دوستان زیادی‌م رو دیده‌ام که کشور رو ترک میکنند که اون رویای غربی رو زندگی کنند. راستش رو بخواید، دلم میخواست من هم همینکارو کنم؛ اما خدمت اجباری سربازی و یه سری مشکل دیگه بهم اجازه نداد. اینه که من موندم.
باید یه چیز قشنگی تو تهران پیدا میکردم، تو این کلانشهر گنده که همه ازش فرار میکردند. خوب نگاه کردم و گشتم. در نهایت موفق شدم؛ در نهایت یه چیزی توش پیدا کردم که دوستش داشته باشم. تو این ملغمه‌ی شرقی بودن و مدرنیته شکوه رو پیدا کردم. اول مثل اون قصه قدیمی ایرانی بود؛ یه زندانی که عاشق زندانش میشه؛ ولی الان دلم میخواد همه دنیا بیاد و ببیندش.
این داستان وفق داده شدن منه. این داستان اینه که چجوری «کم‌کم ازش خوشم اومد.»

تو این پروژه ما جاهای زیادی رفتیم. شیش ماه عکاسی کردیم و بیست‌وپنج هزار فریم گرفتیم. مفتخریم که بهتون این ویدیو رو نشون بدیم از تهران بزرگ بشکلی که امروز دیده میشه.

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I ♥ STOP MOTION

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