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Self Portrait

October 26th, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on Self Portrait

self portrait

This is a more recent picture of me with my one-eyed black daughter, taken in the summer of 2012. It was one of my last trips in Iran, a family trip to the north. My strongest memory from this trip is the terrible toilets that were a crappy hut on the hillside. The door needed […]

Steel Beggar in Tehran

October 23rd, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on Steel Beggar in Tehran

steel beggar

The thing you see in the following picture is called Geda Ah├Žni (see my transliteration for correct pronunciation), i.e. an iron beggar. This is part of my series about the aspects of Tehran you will not read about in the newspapers. Iron beggars are spread all over the country. As you see, these metal boxes […]

My Logo

October 20th, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on My Logo


This is my logo. I prefer to let you interpret it. What do you see? What do you understand? What message does it convey? Let me just say that “seX” in Latin means “six”, though this number has no particular meaning to me. Just wanted to make the point that it’s not ME who has […]

Facebook Cover image

October 15th, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on Facebook Cover image

I love designing cover images for Facebook, which are the exact size so you don’t have to move them around and decide which part you want to give up, and they have a little frame for the head. In the series of FB cover images, I want to tell you a bit about my work […]

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