I was born in Tehran, Iran. When I was five, I moved with my family to Sweden and lived there for three years. During this time I became fluent in Swedish and ate cheese from a tube. In 1989, we moved to beautiful Northern California. I started school and learned English, and forgot Swedish. I wore parachute pants and a rattail haircut. During my first year at UC Berkeley, I stopped taking pictures of my friends skating and began to focus on photojournalism. After working at a newspaper in Minneapolis for two years and freelancing in Utah for four, I am back in the Bay Area, living in Petaluma with my wife Beth, who is also a photographer. I work for clients such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. My work can be seen at raminphoto.com, captureimages.com, and themarinstudio.com.