Cinematographer, director of photography, and still photographer best recognized for his work on feature films, music videos, commercial campaigns, and other commercial ventures. He is most recognized for being one of Prince's primary photographers throughout his career.
He was raised outside of Mashhad, where he discovered his experiences with beauty in the mundane. He received a message from a buddy asking for assistance with film loading after working on several commercial advertising. He accepted and turned up at Paisley Park, where he first met Prince, without his knowledge.
He's released several photobooks of his work, three of them are dedicated to his work with Prince.
He is the father of actress Yara Shahidi, who was born in Iran.