Taghi Naderzad was born in Paris and moved to the US at the age of 14 30 years later, his photography and film work very much reflects popular California themes: The vitality, the sports, the sunshine, the grittiness and the larger than life personalities. But most importantly, the sense of hope. Technically , the work is clean and precise. Emphasis is placed on the connection with the subject. He spends his time between Paris, New York and California.