SENSATION

  • Dates
    2020 - 2021
  • Author
  • Locations United States, Seattle, Oregon, California, Forks, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Port Angeles

Sensations is a personal series that uses cinematic photography to depict the honest and emotional feelings of two lovers. The collection begins with the lovers on a road trip in the car where the fir

Artist statement

Sensations represent the physical experience of a moment and are a special part of being human. Sometimes these feelings are simple, so small or insignificant that we don’t notice. Sometimes a sensation evokes emotions we fear or try to avoid. Emotions play an important role in personal, social, and fate, and can be a powerful stimulator of sensations.

Sensations is a personal series that uses cinematic photography to depict the honest and emotional feelings of two lovers. The collection begins with the lovers on a road trip in the car where the first argument begins and ends in separation.

All photographs are inspired by true events that happened in my relationship with my husband. The title of each photograph represents the event or the sensation I felt in the moment, as depicted through the language of photography.

Project description

This collection does not take sides. It does not pass judgment on a person or idea. Rather, it serves as a reflection of my emotions and thoughts and symbolizes the choices we make.

It began with a fight, a simple argument in the car between me and my spouse at the beginning of a road trip. Over the course of a month, I photographed everything that happened between us at the various locations we traveled.

Some of the images photographed are from real events, and some photographs used directed reality Involvement that can show my imagination and dreams. Others use imagery, nature, and animals (Horse a symbol of the years my spouse and I were born in)to depict inner feelings and dreams.

The camera serves as a witness, observing the intimate moments and the end of my relationship unfolding before me. The series was photographed over a one month period in more than 50 locations in three states: Washington, Oregon, and California.

The new Fujifilm-x4 mirrorless camera is used for convenience, with a high processing power for taking HDR photos. By leveraging the latest technology used in this camera with special and unique colors from Fujifilm, photographs are captured by using a cinematic aesthetic. With camera filters and photo editing software, this collection is edited by creating images that capture the most vulnerable moments of self-discovery.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - THE MOMENT THAT I FELT IS GOING TO BE STORMY BETWEEN US.
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THE MOMENT THAT I FELT IS GOING TO BE STORMY BETWEEN US.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - EVERYTHING WAS GREAT LIKE THE BEGINNING.
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EVERYTHING WAS GREAT LIKE THE BEGINNING.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - THE BRIDGE BETWEEN US.
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THE BRIDGE BETWEEN US.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - STORM OF THE ARGUMENT IS IN THE AIR.
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STORM OF THE ARGUMENT IS IN THE AIR.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - THE WORLD IS DARK AND COLD WITHOUT HIM.
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THE WORLD IS DARK AND COLD WITHOUT HIM.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - FEELING SHY BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT I COULD NOT DO.
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FEELING SHY BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT I COULD NOT DO.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE IT.
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WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE IT.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - I AM LOST IN MY DREAM, TAKE ME TO THE REALITY.
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I AM LOST IN MY DREAM, TAKE ME TO THE REALITY.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - THE RELATIONSHIP GOT FROZEN.
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THE RELATIONSHIP GOT FROZEN.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - I PRAY TO GO BACK IN TIME TO FIX EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED.
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I PRAY TO GO BACK IN TIME TO FIX EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - I AM UNIQUE.
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I AM UNIQUE.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - "I LOVE YOU". PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE ME.
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"I LOVE YOU". PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE ME.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - Image from the SENSATION photography project
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LUCK AND FUCK IS A WORD. EACH TIME YOU ARE DECIDING YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU WILL GET LUCKY OR FUCKED UP. LIFE IS A GAMBLING.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - YOUR LUGGAGE IS OUTSIDE, GET OUT.
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YOUR LUGGAGE IS OUTSIDE, GET OUT.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - UNBORN KID. DEAD BEFORE BORN.
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UNBORN KID. DEAD BEFORE BORN.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - I GO. I TAKE THE LIGHT WITH MYSELF. YOU WILL SEE THE DARKNESS AFTER ME.
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I GO. I TAKE THE LIGHT WITH MYSELF. YOU WILL SEE THE DARKNESS AFTER ME.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - LOVE IS DEAD. LOOK WHAT IS BETWEEN US.
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LOVE IS DEAD. LOOK WHAT IS BETWEEN US.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - LIVING IN THE OPPOSITE WORLD.
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LIVING IN THE OPPOSITE WORLD.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - REPAIRING AFTER ALL. TIME CAN REMOVE THE PAIN.
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REPAIRING AFTER ALL. TIME CAN REMOVE THE PAIN.

© Tirdad Aghakhani - LIFE IS NOT A WAR, BUT I AM A FIGHTER.
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LIFE IS NOT A WAR, BUT I AM A FIGHTER.

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