August 26, 2016 by Laura Gomez


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Name:Sia Aryai
Age: 61
Birthday: 1955

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Book: Rodin’s drawings
Favorite Movie: citizen Kane
Favorite Food: middle eastern & sushi

Favorite Quote: “Only a life lived for others is worth living” A. Eisenstein

For how long have been in photography? How did you start?

I was in fashion advertising full time about 2007 started promoting my fine art, I am internationally represented with 10 publishing agencies, galleries (dnj at Bergamot station, LA) and more.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Aryai displayed an interest in art from early childhood. Finding himself in a stringent cultural environment. In the mid 70’s, Aryai left Iran for England where he received his formal education and was free to pursue his artistic passions. Later he ventured on to the United States where in the mid 80’s he immersed himself in the medium of photography. This gave him the perfect means and medium to capture the essence and the beauty through his own unique vision, approach, and style.

Aryai is also credited with producing artistic product renderings for such major companies as Nike, Kraft, Blue Cross and Adidas. His images have also appeared as key set decorations in major motion pictures.

Aryai‘s images speak universally and have garnered both national and international acclaim. His art works have shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.

How would you define yourself as an artist?
I define myself as an artist because I see the beauty in life not as a fleeting moment.
I see those moments then transform what is in my mind to create characters and stories
that moves and entertain the others.

Where do you find inspiration?
Only if I knew it would be so wonderful.

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts? No

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology? opens doors to creativity

What type of camera do you use most? Nikon D300s

What is your favorite lens? AF-s micro 105

What has been your most memorable assignment and why? Photographing Eternity series, portrait of painted white face of young girls.

What are your favorite three images you have shot recently? Stallions

How important is an awesome website for your business? Out of imagination.

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have? Belive and be patient

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? KI trees at Griffith park

What about architects and designers? Frank Garey

What are your next projects? Eros, Figure photography influenced by Rodin’s