This series of deep space photo (known as astrophotography) is about capturing the light itself, every photon of it.
Shot in the UK with a telescope, camera, and an equatorial sky tracker, Kasra captures some of the most iconic deep space targets that are hundreds, thousands, and even millions of light years away from us, photons that have travelled an enormous distance to reach his camera. These photographs are the product of a lengthy process, from intensive planning, travelling to remote places -away from light pollution- and multiple imaging nights, to process, calibrate and edit the data which can take days and even weeks. The biggest obstacle Kasra faces is the weather. There are many elements that must come together in order to have an ideal condition for astrophotography.
Kasra is an Iranian-British multi award winning filmmaker, painter, fine art, and astrophotographer based in London. His films have been screened at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world and his photos have been featured in several well-known art and photography publications such as Aesthetica, BBC’s Sky at Night and Lens magazine.
After 14 years of taking fine art photos, Kasra finally dived into the world of astrophotography in 2018. That pushed him to a whole new creative and technical limit as he had to re-learn some of the basic concepts of photography.After having several group exhibitions in 2020, this is Kasra’s first solo exhibition. He is hoping to encourage more people to look up to the night sky, pick up a camera and photograph the stars.