Fine Art Print: Tehran Gloom


The Azadi (eng.: freedom) tower in Tehran on the night before the start of the Persian New Year Nowruz, March 2017. 


The architecture of the Azadi tower is futuristic and Islamic at the same time. Already impressive during daylight, it looks like a massive, illuminated spaceship during night. Today, its meaning is full of interesting contradictions: Built by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran in 1971 for the 2,500 anniversary of the Empire of Iran, it was named "Shahyad Tower" (The Shah's Memorial Tower"). During the Islamic Revolution in 1979 that ended the rule of the Shah, it became a site of massive protests. After the revolution, it was renamed into Azadi (Freedom) Tower. Freedom though only for those who were loyal to the new religious regime that replaced the former dictator.


This photograph will be printed on highest quality Giclée Fine Art paper (Hahnemühle Pearl) by my trusted printing company based in London. The chosen paper creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image which combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction gives the image the feel of an oil painting. It is one of the most suitable Fine Art papers for mounting. 


Your order will be personally inspected and hand signed by me. If you wish, I can also leave you a short greeting on the back of the print.


This picture is available in different sizes. The recommended size is 30x45cm (A3). The photo comes with a standardised 2cm white border. If you wish the white border to be thicker or thinner, please add this information after placing the item in your Shopping Cart.


PLEASE NOTE: Framing and mounting are not included. Shipping costs will be added to your order price. 


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