Close-up portrait of Iranian woman, Black and white photo, Photo by Ayla Hashemi

Balck and White Portrait

I took this series of black and white portrait in some of the villages around Yazd, Iran. I used to visit these villages sometimes when they had any traditional ceremonies. And although I used to go there to photograph ceremonies and traditions, portrait photography always occupied all my senses. The locals are very welcoming, and it is a pleasure to photograph these lovely people.