London based AFSHIN FEIZ was born in Tehran Iran and raised all over the world, primarily in the UK and Canada. He spent 22 years living in Paris where he studied fashion and went on to work for various big brands such as Nina Ricci and Christian Lacroix. Later he showed his eponymous womenswear brand at New York and London Fashion Weeks for a number of years dressing the elite of Hollywood and the music world such as Katie Homes, Elizabeth Hurley, Julia Stiles, Girls Aloud etc.

 

Feiz is now working full time as a photographer specialising in  fine arts and portrait photography. His style is fresh and different, and at times borders on the surreal, telling poetic stories through photographs full of emotion. He has alternately created a parallel style under the pseudonym of  AFSHINLAND which is a reference to the fantasies and feelings in his head which he expresses through his portraits and animal imagery which is often mixed with graphic lines and dots. Simple graphics that are capable of expressing extreme emotions, and triggering reflection. His portaiture is unique, surreal and combines the subjects with nature and animal elements.

 

Feiz is currently working on an exhibition which takes a poetic look at the gentrification of Soho, London and an essay on its colourful characters. These images are run alongside RUMI poetry as qualifications of their feelings towards Soho and their own personal stories.