Photographer / Digital Artist
Allahyar Najafi is an artist from Tehran, Iran. He has been sharing his art since 2005.
“I am an urban poet, who offers different interpretations to a collection of words, names of places, digital signs, and advertisements, reminding us that cities are made of words. The energy and speed of the cities that I have lived in has made their mark. The poet walks the streets of cities and through lived experiences, he brings out the mundane in our everyday life. He collects scattered words in the city to articulate his identity and to explain his existence within the concrete and brick walls of the cities. The excitements and frustrations of city life are fleeting moments and if not for urban poets who record and sing these moments, perhaps we will have very little to explain ourselves by. In our modern cities and the state of connectivity that we enjoy, we can easily be disconnected from our immediate surroundings.”