An ongoing project which explores life on three small islands in the Persian Gulf, off the Iranian mainland.
A couple on the waterfront on an afternoon in Qeshm city
View from the Portuguese castle. Once upon a time Hormuz city was an important harbor, until Persian King Shah Abbas reconquered the island and decided to move the principal port to the mainland since he did not trust the islanders.
Teenage boys on motorbikes gather down by the water at the end of the day in Qeshm city
T’s commissioned work for the museum in Qeshm city: a miniature Lenj on display in the shared bedroom for Pakistani workers, behind the shipyard.
View on a shipyard on Qeshm island.
A broken wall with faded murals of martyrs from the Iran-Iraq war.
Mrs. Sharifi and her daughters wear traditional face masks typical for the Hormuz straight. Women began hiding their face s with masks when the island became a Portuguese colony. The masks would make them less attractive to foreign men.
Sun sets in Django valley.
View on a camp on Hengam island. Youngsters from the mainland have pitched their tents here since SEPAH decided to close it down.
Early morning in Bandar Langeh, a port cities in the Persian Gulf.
Jina on the porch
Working instruments in the shipyard.
A man at work in the shipyard. Qeshm suffers a recession and the number of workers has dec reased of late.
Men watch the sunset on Kish island
A worker gives a final polish to a wooden ship in Laft port
Sahar walks through an abandoned film set
Hippies wash up by a fountain in the salt caves
A ship builder from Pakistan holds up his ID. While most of the men in his team are illegal workers who come and go, he has been a legal worker on Qeshm island for 15 years.
View from a Lenj in construction as a storm approaches.
N. hides his face behind a wooden board.
T. climbs down from a Lenj in construction.
Workers unload goods from a Lenj ship at port.
People board a small boat which will take them across from Qeshm to the mainland
Down by the water, girls in chadors take pictures of each other at sunset on Kish island.
A Camel guide stands next to his animal, waits for tourists to come his way as the sun starts setting on Kish island.
Taher’s sketch of the wooden ship he builds in Qeshm shipyard
Mr. Sharif’s sketch of the wooden ship he builds in Qeshm shipyard