About the Artist

Neave Bozorgi is a flourishing self-taught natural light photographer residing in Pasadena, California.

His formative years were shaped by both profound cultural disruption and intimate, personal strife. Bozorgi immigrated as a child to Tehran, where he became fluent in the Persian language and way of life. He spent his adolescence in the village of Jajrood, in the countryside of Iran. 

In 2001 Bozorgi returned from Iran to the United States, where he was once again a foreigner in a foreign landscape. A few years following his arrival, his mother lost her battle with terminal cancer and passed. This sudden loss led him into reclusion and away from his social routine; but in this solitude, he brought his inner creativity to life and discovered his eye for design. Obtaining a degree in graphic design set the framework for his artistry. Ultimately, Bozorgi found challenge and love in photography. 

In his artistic process, Bozorgi has evolved from documenting figures to depicting varying qualities of light. With each image captured on film, he attempts to separate from his surroundings and become still and formless—photographing and designing simultaneously. Bozorgi works exclusively with analog equipment, after realizing films capacity to capture the authentic essence of light.

In 2018 he debuted his first coffee table book, Private Collection: Vol.1, and shortly after, Sol Academy, an online platform for mentorship and guidance through photography and light.