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Fashion Iranian Style

By Niki Koohpaima


“The US media is filled with scary images of Iran. I just wanted to show the positive image”



Niki Koohpaima is a New York photographer who is now living in Tehran


“Despite being depicted as the monsters in the movie 300, there are great beauties here and we have great sense of style. My background has been fashion, so I captured some of these stylish youngsters in Tehran.”



I did this shoot for  a few reasons.  One was after seeing the movie 300, I thought it would be a positive thing to counteract all the negative imagery from that movie. Also, I wanted to celebrate the young Iranians whom despite the risk of being incarcerated for being too fashionable still take the risk to come out this way.



Background Info:


Niki Koohpaima -Inside the Mind of a Young Artist

Iranian fashion by Niki Koohpaima


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