Painter and photographer best known for his photographic essays on automotive culture in California, as syndicated internationally by Camera Press/ Katz Pictures. More recent bodies of photographic works include the series “Playing with Fire” where close up images of flame... Read More
Painter and photographer best known for his photographic essays on automotive culture in California, as syndicated internationally by Camera Press/ Katz Pictures. More recent bodies of photographic works include the series “Playing with Fire” where close up images of flame have been photoshop manipulated and mirrored six times creating Rorschach ink blot tests where what is seen is subject to the perception of the viewer. There is no fixed point of reference for an outside observer who might deconstruct the works according to their own psyche. Mazandi’s paintings examine the structure of space and dimensionality in direct contrast to the thinking behind the fire images and have at their core a fixed point of reference as an “axis mundi” where all buildings/dimensional objects converge to a zero point like connecting rods with direct interconnectedness to realms above and below.
2024 - Aesthetica Art Prize - Long list
2023 – Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy – Exhibiting artist sponsored by UPG Print Group UK https://www.instagram.com/reel/CyoLrYdIpZI/
2023 – Analog Sparks International Film and Photography Awards - Final 16 and also Gold Medal in Lifestyle/Culture
2022 – TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Awards – Finalist – Honourable Mention
2022 – The Sussex Contemporary at the British Airways i360, Brighton, East Sussex – Finalist
2012 – MoP CAP at Art Dubai – ‘The Five Pachucos’ featured as part of event hosted by Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize during Art Dubai 2012 with an international selection of works by various Iranian-born artists and photographers.
2008 – Harrovian Photographers Throughout the Ages – From Henry Fox Talbot, Cecil Beaton, to Patrick Litchfield, to today’s photographers – greatest number of works on display of any living photographer.
2001 – Photographs of car culture in California syndicated by Katz Pictures/Camera Press in Sunday Times magazine, BBC Top Gear Magazine, etc in UK and numerous other publications around the world.
1995 – Twenty two photographs in permanent collection of the Blackhawk Museum, Danville, California – one of the world’s most important automotive art and car collections.
WHO I AM
Painter and internationally syndicated photographer