Artist's profile - Parisa Taghizadeh

 
Image (c) Parisa Taghizadeh 2014 - commissioned film still from TOP OF THE LAKE - reproduced with permission of the artist

Image (c) Parisa Taghizadeh 2014 - commissioned film still from TOP OF THE LAKE - reproduced with permission of the artist

Parisa Taghizadeh is a photographer and filmmaker currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Iranian-born, London-bred Parisa works as a publicity stills photographer for feature films and documentaries, including Jane Campion’s recent TOP OF THE LAKE, as well as making promotional films for organizations such as ATEED and the Auckland Art Fair.  Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers, some of which include Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, New Scientist, Frieze and Pro Photographer. Parisa is co-founder of Auckland based photographic collective TANGENT and also maintains her own art practice, exhibiting her work widely and internationally. Her latest art series BOY feature portraits of her son taken over a 6 month period. They are about his interior world and the things that manifest from it; an inquiry into what little boys are allowed to be before the world changes them and molds them into some notion of what it means to be a man in our society.

Here's what she had to say about the Print Room:

"I first heard that BizDojo were buying some high quality printers a couple of years ago when our collective TANGENT was presenting work at one of the First Thursdays events on K Road. 

When needing to print up some work for another exhibition, I decided to check out their printers. I was very impressed by both the quality of my prints but also the fact that I was able to sit alongside the print technician while I was getting my test strips done. So it was as though I was back in the colour darkroom, making my own creative decisions about the final outcome. The technicians at the print room have always been very meticulous, professional and thorough in their work and attention to detail. This was very important to me. I have since recommended them to many other photographers."

To check out more of Parisa's work, visit her website here.

Image (c) Parisa Taghizadeh 2014 - from the series BOY - reproduced with permission of the artist

Image (c) Parisa Taghizadeh 2014 - from the series BOY - reproduced with permission of the artist