In the summer of 1977, Aydin and Shohreh Aghdashlou invited me to breakfast at their home in Tehran (*). For some time, Shohreh and I had talked about me photographing her. On that particular Friday, I had my camera along with 12 rolls of film. We began the photo shoot around noon and finished in the early evening.
Before I returned to Italy in 1980, I met Aydin and Shohreh twice more. But I haven't heard from them since. I have enclosed two photos in memory of that warm Friday. Shohreh is one of most beautiful, attractive and interesting people I've ever met.
Born in 1945 in Tehran, Dariush Radpour studied cinematography and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He teaches editorial illustration at the European Institute of Design and collaborates with La Republica, Daily American, Daily News, Manifesto, Il Giornale, La Stampa, and other newspapers and magazines.
* Editor's note: Shohreh Aghdashlou is now married to producer Houshnag Tozie and lives in southern California. She often acts in her husband's theater productions for Iranian expatriates. Aydin Aghdashlou lives in Iran. He's recognized as one of the country's most renounded painters. Back to top