Amirhoseein Shaigan

Amirhoseein Shaigan

Biography

:Amirhossein Shaigan 
Born
on November 19, 1980 
:Education
B.S. in Agricultural Engineering  
:Origin
Tehran, Iran 
I spent my childhood in Kerman (city of stars) until I finished the elementary
school at the age of twelve. In 1991, my family moved to Tehran where I started
the high school and took natural sciences as my major. After graduating from
high school, I decided to study agricultural engineering and engage in
landscape design 
My passion for the nature sparked in my childhood years in Kerman when I frequently traveled with my father who was a professional entomologist with passion for the nature and environment. We traveled together to remote towns in the heart of the desert. Watching and contemplating on the countless stars of the desert night while lying down by my dad was the turning point in my artistic life. It was then that the beauty of the nature began to captivate my senses and awaken my artistic persona. As my father said, the nature not only provides us with what we need for survival, but also it inspires our passion for life and artistic creation 
My enthusiasm for art came to life when I started photography with a Zenit 125 camera, a precious present from my father. After few years of photography, I suddenly realized that in the depths of the nature is hidden from our eyes and cameras an extraordinary harmony and infinite beauty. The epiphany I had moved me to explore and pursue micro photography. I was then able to take that beauty from its heart and bring it to a visible media without altering its pristine essence. I wanted to show the spirit of the micro nature from an artistic angle 
It was my brother who showed me the tools and methods that helped me bring my vision into reality. I also would like to appreciate the inspiration I have been receiving from my dear artist friend, Keivan Saber, that motivated me to pursue my passion professionally