Tehran was built as consequence of civil and foreign confrontations. It was a small village, near the ancient city of Rey. It’s a city made by politics and immigrations. So you see different cultures in the same city: Azaris, Armenians, Gilaks, Mazandaranians, Kurds, Baluchs, Arabs, and so forth. Tehran is collage of hidden cities. Evin Darake, a village inside Tehran, has always been fascinating to me. I still imagine a romantic life there with its shadows and lights.