© Arezoo Moseni/ DACS, London/VAGA, New York 2017
Moseni trained in Fine Art at Utah State University where she became interested in black and white photography. Now based in New York, Moseni uses the Van Dyke print to create many of her works. In this 19th century photographic technique, the paper is coated with hand applied emulsion, exposed to sunlight and developed with water. The result is a print which looks rich and three dimensional, with a velvety finish. Moseni has moved from figure work, which she pursued for over 10 years, to the still life.
She describes her reasons for this:
" I feel the still life objects have a very human element to them. I found that it was refreshing for me to work with the still life because I could have a still life literally sitting in my studio for a month, working with them until I found precisely what I wanted in an image. "