Ali was given a 35mm camera by his uncle. He took one of his first photos in Germany in 1989 when they were tearing down the Berlin wall.
Ali comes from Iran, where he lived through a war and a revolution, seeing people hung in the streets. He has been an immigrant in three countries, getting his Engineering degree in the US. He then pivoted, setting up and running a chicken-feet business. Again pivoting when the financial crisis hit in 2008, turning his hobby into his career by moving into professional photography.
He had a late start, but as a self-taught photographer, he worked his way up from nightclubs all the way to Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities, family portraits for high-end families, and one of the top wedding photographers in Asia. How did he transform his career and life?
I am joined with Ali Ghorbani this week to talk about his story, how he pivoted multiple times in his life and became either best, first or different in everything that he does. First of its kind indeed. Grateful and honoured to have this chat with Ali to learn about how his environment shaped up his belief system and what he does. To see more of Ali's work, you can check out www.aligstudios.com