Amir Ebrahimi's career has wound through photography, music, design and film making.
Amir is passionate about the human journey and the process of determination and use these principles to connect with and inspire social communities. Amir is facinated by the resilience of the human spirit and loves any chance to document and share each story for inspiration.
Amir Ebrahimi's backstory.
Born in San Francisco to an Iranian father and Salvadorian mother Amir comes from a family of rich culture. As English was the 3rd language in the Ebrahimi household, Amir became a very visual individual at a young age.
Amir studied film making at the Art Instituted of San Francisco, then at Brooklyn College in New York. Amir moved to Brooklyn from San Fransisco in 1998. After a series of short films and Documentaries Amir began to work in Set Design for Production Designer Gideon Ponte. Working along side Gideon who set design for top photographers in the industry such as Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino and Steven Klien. These experiences trained Amir's creative eye and help shape his passion for stylish storytelling through images.
While also working as DJ in NYC Amir's four years of set design experience drove him back to his true passion for photography. After a 2006 trip to Cambodia to document Orphans in Phnom Phen, Amir focused his creative attention to documenting the many aspiring local artist, musicians and model's in Brooklyn at the time.
Amir's portrait and fashion photography is able to capture the soul behind the outer beauty, and his documentary work is truthfully beautiful. Amir's photography has a story telling ability that expresses his passion for motion picture.
In 2011 Amir Ebrahimi was hired to help create a video identity to a then upstart company, Bleacher Report. Amir was a major part of the creative team of producers and directors that built Bleacher Report into the influential media company it is today.
In the past 5 years Amir has interviewed and shot the biggest names in sports, music and pop culture while building a visual identity to Bleacher Report's higher end video content. Amir took pride in finding athletes before the media explosion like skater Nyjah Huston or MMA mega star Conor McGregor as you can see early shots of both stars long before the national recognition. See photography page on this site for examples.
Amir Ebrahimi is based in LA and available for contracted work worldwide.