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'snapshots of life"

Phaintings Gallery featuring

the visions of Payman Pirnazar


Photography is something I have enjoyed for many years and is one of my connections to my dad, who also enjoyed and appreciated capturing a moment or snapshot of life in a non-intrusive way. Digital photography allows me to integrate my love of photography and digital methods of enhancing the colors of life.

Most of the photographs I share here, I have individually digitally manipulated, by definition meaning 'by hand' and 'by electronic means' to enhance and bring out those specific elements that I see with my mind's eye and would like to express and share with you, the viewer. The result is what I call "Phaintings" - images that are somewhere between a photo and a painting. Much like life itself - somewhere between what is real and our perception of it.

Life is Perception - yet another lesson I learned from my dad years ago that has shaped my life ever since. Over the years, my interest in how we perceive and appreciate life and its elements has led me to go into a great depth in this area. Photography and writing are forms of meditation for me and I am grateful to be  sharing them with those who appreciate them.

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