Mohammad Kheirkhah (Moe Zoyari)*
Award winning photographer, multimedia producer & editor
Former Middle East Chief Photographer of BBC & UPI
Based in San Francisco Bay Area, California
His story as a photographer began when he was 14, and he started to work for local newspapers. He sold his flute and bought a camera. After a few years of working hard, he became a photographer for BBC Worldwide Service and then for United Press International. Working with these news agencies was a start for him to know the western culture better, and now he is part of that culture.
Mohammad says: “I believe photographs are not just a small part of me, they actually form my life, and by looking at this photos you are walking through my life, seeing through my eyes. If only one of my photos can stay in your memory, I have reached my goal. When a photograph lingers, remains, or is memorized, then real change can happen in the stories of our lives. That is my goal.”
Families need photographers to capture the special moments of their lives. Families of professionals are busy, and if too much time goes by between photos, these moments are lost forever. Babies, especially, grow fast and parents need photos of them several times a year.
Although, nearly everyone has a camera for snapshots, people need professional quality photos when they will be shown to an important audience. The Internet has expanded the use of photos, making it possible for anyone to send them or to publish them for wide viewing.
Moe Zoyari, the owner of Bay Area Picture Production has spent his career photographing big international news events, as well as small moments of family joy. He has captured history around the world for publications such as Newsweek, Time, and the Christian Science Monitor.
Now he has turned his lens to you at his brand new photography-videography studio located at 86 Eureka Square here in Pacifica to do studio photo sessions, family moments and more importantly capturing unique events such as weddings or ceremonies.
He makes professional quality photographs easily available in a digital format by using a pricing structure that fits everybody’s budget and makes his digital photographs a household staple by making it fun for clients to come to his studio or to have him in their homes.
His 1,000 Sq. feet studio comes with professional photography lights and different backdrops to capture newborns, fashion, family and professional headshots as well as a makeup station, a fitting room, and a restroom. Also the curtains in the middle of the studio will divide the studio so you can have your privacy during your photo session.
Exile: A photo book featuring Iran, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, Germany, and the U.S.
Self published – 2012 – ISBN: 978-0-9857770-1-2
* A lot of people ask why I use two names? My full name is Mohammad Kheirkhah Zoyari, and as the first part of my family name is hard to pronounce for some people, I decided to use the second part of my family name.