Couple of day a go ...
Woke up... Made some very nice fresh coffee... Read some news...
Than the doorbell rang!
It was the package delivery service. I knew there was something on it's way. I just won a old vintage Scott receiver at a online auction. So I expected that one... But surprised as I could be, the delivery guy had two packages for me!
The receiver was all cool and stuff. But as soon as I noticed the second package and saw the stamps on the envelop I knew what it was.
It was my copy of the magazine I got published in from Iran!
Mehdi, the creator of the magazine contacted me a while a go if he could use one of my photographs I took in the Nasir Al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz. To be specific, it was the one with the lady with the gown.
I agreed and some time went by. He said to me he would send me a copy. But with the whole embargo thing going on I didn't expect anything. Maybe the government would hold it or something. I don't know.
But it arrived!
So screw the amp!
I guess I don't have to tell how cool it is to see your work published. Let alone in a magazine in Iran. But a little hint. Getting a magazine out there goes a little bit different over there than here in the west and is a bit more difficult.
Mehdi did a beautiful job and the magazine is about arts and culture. I even got the cover!
He translated some articles for me. And even within the package he included some prints of his province where he lives. Borujerd...
Of course it would be amazing to be on the cover of National Geographic one day... But this... man... I guess for me it is even way cooler.
Anyways! It made me very happy!
I put some photos below if you want to have a look.
The receiver is awesome too. Listening to my records while I am writing...