Firooz Zahedi

Firooz Zahedi was born in Iran in 1949, lives and works in Hollywood since 1970's. He started his photographic career in the mid 1970's working with Andy Warhol & Interview magazine in New York. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC where he met and became friends with Elizabeth Taylor. She took him to Hollywood in 1978 as her personal photographer when she signed on to do a movie.
Firooz decided to stay on in Los Angeles and build his career there. Having grown up loving film and the glamorous portraits of the movie stars he focused on portrait work with a fashionable and stylish slant. His editorial work in Interview magazine drew the attention of other publications including Vanity Fair which began assigning him work and after a couple of years signed him on as a contract photographer. Zahedi's editorial work has graced the covers and inside pages of many magazines besides Vanity Fair such as French and Australian Vogue, Town & Country, Esquire, In Style, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Self, Time magazine as well as Tatler, British GQ. Moreover his advertising work ranges from movie posters for Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown to clients such as L'Oreal, Nokia, Coca Cola & Ebel. Firooz Zahedi has also directed music videos and commercials.
Most his work in photography including the fine art work he exhibits thru galleries and institutions.
His work has been exhibited at venues including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): Elizabeth Taylor in Iran : February 26-June 12, 2011.
Zahedi divides his time between NY and LA.

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