A chemical engineer by profession, a photographer by passion…………..
When I was 14 years old my father bought me a used camera from a local brick and mortar store. I was now the proud owner of a single-lens-reflex camera and started to shoot whatever came my way. This set the pathway for my life-long passion for photography and visual arts.
Experimentation was the key to learning about this new-to-me medium of “writing with light”. As I exposed roll after roll I gradually started to understand exposure, composition and dynamic range. For fact that in those days photography was still analog, my entirely manual and mechanical film camera forced me to make conscious decisions regarding aperture and shutter speed settings. That type of experience continues to greatly benefit me today being now a hybrid shooter of both film and digital medium.
After I graduated from secondary school I moved to the United States for higher education and life became yet more busy, but I managed to keep up with my pastime.
Over the years I have had many opportunities to travel, both for pleasure and for business. My camera would often go with me. Most of the images posted to bijansviewfinder are from recent trips; the oldest images date back to the early nineties.
I started this webpage to share some of my viewfinder impressions with you. I hope that this inspires you to see the world more often through your own viewfinder, may it be the latest and greatest DSLR or your smartphone. Whatever you have available, keep pressing that shutter release.
Thanks for stopping by,