Bijan Pirnia - Fine Artist

Bijan Pirnia

Manitou Springs, CO - United States








Bijan Pirnia

Manitou Springs, CO - United States

Bijan Pirnia - Fine Artist

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About Bijan Pirnia

Personal Manifesto
For me photography is not a hobby or pastime. It is truly a passion, a way of life, and a calling. It is the sine qua non of my existence. I define passion as
A FIRE THAT BURNS IN YOUR HEART AND GIVES MEANING, PURPOSE, AND DIRECTION TO YOUR LIFE. It is also a vision that no one can see but you. Through photography I communicate my feelings and depict how I see beauty. Nature photography affords me the opportunity to engage with landscape at profoundly emotional and intimate levels. To paraphrase the legendary photographer, Ansel Adams, when I look at the beauties and masterpieces of nature, I see something that is not physically there --- something I cannot put into words because it's a subjective reality that is built from within rather than extracted from without. It is precisely this inner world, this personal vision that I aspire to communicate through the photographic image.
Over the years, raising environmental awareness has been the impetus behind my photography. For as long as I can remember, I have had an incurable longing to make a difference and a meaningful contribution to the human condition. I believe in living for a cause that is infinitely greater than I --- a cause that informs and defines my life but is not defined or limited by my ephemeral existence. I agree wholeheartedly with the German philosopher, Friedrich Hegel in his assertion that 'LIFE HAS VALUE ONLY WHEN IT HAS SOMETHING VALUABLE AS ITS OBJECT.' In the same vein, I have often thought that THE PURPOSE OF LIFE SHOULD BE A LIFE OF PURPOSE. The day I die, I want the world to be a vastly improved place because I raised awareness regarding the sanctity of nature and helped many an individual experience the truth in a statement made by William Shakespeare : 'NATURE HAS MUSIC FOR THOSE WHO LISTEN.' Many years of personal experiences have taught me that this is music of a different kind. It is a mellifluous rhythm that beats to the glorious dance of creation. It is the hallelujah chorus of the universe that permeates verdant forests, accompanies ocean waves and torrential rivers, rides on idle clouds sailing across the sky, and can be heard in the whisper of a gentle breeze. Once you hear this divine symphony, a major shift will take place in your consciousness and you will never be the same person again. In one of his poems, Tagore, a poet and Nobel laureate from Bangladesh expresses this inner transformation more eloquently than I can : 'WHEN OLD WORDS DIE OUT ON THE TONGUE, NEW MELODIES BREAK FORTH FROM THE HEART.' To hear this celestial chorus, silence is indispensable. Be still within and behold the miracle that will blossom in the deepest recesses of your psyche --- the miracle that is not a flashy, showy phenomenon nor is it related to supernatural. It is entirely natural. It's a genuine awakening like no other. It is the expansion of your awareness, the deepening of your vision, and the softening of your heart. It is the gaining of perspicacity and wisdom. To paraphrase the Austrian writer, Franz Kafka, make a habit of being silent and the universal wisdom will reveal itself to you freely in ecstasy. It has to. It has no choice. The most valuable lesson I have learned through many years of solitude and introspection can be summed up as follows : SILENCE IS THE LANGUAGE THAT GOD USES TO COMMUNICATE --- the silence that is not merely the absence of words or sound. It transcends words, beliefs, and narrow confines of the intellect. It is in this silence that you will hear the divine music Shakespeare alluded to. It is in this silence that new melodies will break forth from your heart and you will be transformed into a fundamentally different person.
May God's unbounded love illuminate your heart and open your eyes to a deeper reality. May love be your creed and truth your guiding light. May the fire of love burn in your heart and purify you from within for it is your capacity to love that makes you truly human and therefore Godlike. I have no religious or idealogical affiliation; but I'm convinced that the most profound spiritual wisdom humanity has ever expressed in words is in the book of JOHN in the NEW TESTAMENT : 'GOD IS LOVE. WHOEVER LOVES KNOWS GOD AND IS BORN OF GOD .' May you be born of God anew everyday. May you grow in love.

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Cottonwood Pass Gold by Bijan Pirnia


Creek In Our Backyard Canyon by Bijan Pirnia


Shot From The Stone Bridge by Bijan Pirnia


The Kissing Camels Framed by An Ancient Juniper by Bijan Pirnia


The Canyon Memories by Bijan Pirnia


Over By Skaguay by Bijan Pirnia


Near The Ramp by Bijan Pirnia


Framed By Evergreens by Bijan Pirnia


Framing A Rock With A Tree by Bijan Pirnia


Vertical Northern Exposure by Bijan Pirnia


Historic Waterfall by Bijan Pirnia


Glory Be To Autumn by Bijan Pirnia


The Canyon I Love Dearly by Bijan Pirnia


Canyon Beauty by Bijan Pirnia


Home Sweet Hometown Bathed In The Lunar Glow by Bijan Pirnia


Pending Autumn by Bijan Pirnia


The Crimson Ripples by Bijan Pirnia


Balanced Before Sunrise by Bijan Pirnia


Creekside Memories by Bijan Pirnia


The Northern Exposure by Bijan Pirnia


Raining Fire At Midnight Above 14000 Feet H by Bijan Pirnia


Raining Fire At Midnight Above 14000 Feet by Bijan Pirnia


Phantom Canyon Winter by Bijan Pirnia


A Road Runs Through It by Bijan Pirnia


Juxtaposition Of Colors by Bijan Pirnia


Volcanic Pikes Peak by Bijan Pirnia


Top To Bottom Yellow by Bijan Pirnia


Yellow Galore by Bijan Pirnia


Riparian Colors by Bijan Pirnia


Right Off The Highway by Bijan Pirnia


Helen Hunt Falls New Autumn by Bijan Pirnia


By The Canyon Walls by Bijan Pirnia


Yellow Sedum by Bijan Pirnia


Let's Hug Each Other by Bijan Pirnia


Tiger Lily by Bijan Pirnia


The Sun Lover Flower by Bijan Pirnia


Framed Balanced Rock by Bijan Pirnia


Framed Balanced Rock by Bijan Pirnia


Flower On Fire by Bijan Pirnia


Follows The Sun by Bijan Pirnia


Spiderwort by Bijan Pirnia


Snapdragons Are So Snappy by Bijan Pirnia


The Creek In The Backyard Canyon by Bijan Pirnia


You Can See Why I Love October by Bijan Pirnia


Looking Forward To Autumn by Bijan Pirnia


High Country Gold by Bijan Pirnia


The Other Side Of Helen Hunt Falls by Bijan Pirnia


Aspens On Fire by Bijan Pirnia

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