»Kabul-born, Berlin-based photographer and director Mehran Djojan captures beautiful conceptual portraits that explore the dreamlike realm of his imagination.

The 25-year-old artist, who is studying communication design, uses nature as his backdrop to create compelling scenes that are striking in their moody simplicity.

Although often surreal in scope, the images appear effortlessly natural; they evoke emotion through the expressiveness of the subjects’ faces and bodies within the environment, rather than overly contrived, digitally manipulated tropes of the genre.

In Djojan’s world, a piercing gaze, a mysterious prop, and an illusive daydream are all it takes to create a fantastic photo.«
Jenny G. Zhang – My Modern Met

Talks

Global Perspective Symposium hosted by UWE Bristol

Mehran Djojan in conversation with Max 19 March 2021

Photo Forum Fest

Speaker at Portrait Live Conference Barcelona, 16 August 2020

Uncoated Photo Talk

GlogauAir Berlin, 2019 October 08

Workshops

Photo Forum Fest

Portrait Live Conference Barcelona, 17 August 2020

TV

Streetphilosophy | ARTE

Mehran Djojan in conversation with Ronja von Rönne about optimism and being creative

Ronja von Rönne visiting Julia Dalia and Mehran Djojan during their shoot to learn about the difference between seduction and manipulation.

Interview

My Modern Met

20-Year-Old Photographer Mehran Djojan’s Dreamy Conceptual Portraits

The Phoblographer

Mehran Djojan: Self-Revelatory Conceptual Portraiture

C-Heads Magazine

Fairytale portraits of humans – The work of Mehran Djojan

Positive Magazine

Interview with Mehran Djojan

B – Authentique

Mehran Djojan – Photographer

Publications

Virtuogenix

(print magazine Jan. 2021)

Lula Magazine – Issue 29

(print magazine winter 2020)

Some Magazine

(print magazine spring 2020)

Lewis Magazine

(print magazine Sep. 2019)

Virtuogenix

(print magazine Feb. 2019)

Illuminated

(photo book Feb. 2018)

人像摄影 Portrait Photography

(print magazine Sept. 2017)

Unvael Journal

(print magazine Nov. 2017)

Myartisreal Magazine

Intimate Portraits, a look at Mehran Djojan

Kwerfeldein

Die Helden meiner Geschichten

Kwerfeldein

Männerbilder von Mehran Djojan

Hip Hop Hooray

The photography of Mehran Djojan

Langweiledich.net

Ausgefallene Portraits aus Berlin

Cheese Konbini

Les photos de Mehran Djojan

C41 Magazine

Mehran Djojan creates a fascinating dreamlike world

Collater.al

La frschezza e il talento nelle foto di Mehran Djojan 

Exhibitions

Ethereal

International Photo Expo Paris, 2018 May 11-12-13

Young Berlin

Soho House Berlin, 2019 March 21

Uncoated

GlogauAir Berlin, 2019 October 08

Awards

Adobe Photoshop

25 under 25

Selected Clients

Chloé, Calvin Klein, Photoshop,  Peek&Cloppenburg, Cinq 7, Four Music, Lavazza, Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, Fomme, Jenna St., Bondy