Dasht-e Kavir desert in iran
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Desert Rose

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Location: Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.

About Desert Rose:

Starring at the vastness in Dasht-e Kavir, the fiery sun made the sand dunes look like waves in the ocean. I have admired the grace of dusk from land, sea, and mountains but never have I witnessed it from such wilderness.

The brutality of the desert forces one to challenge nature for existence like the desert rose - a beauty born out of desolation. Desert rose is a symbol of perseverance, dedication, and ultimately success. Scientifically, it is a natural crystal formation that resembles the shape of a rose which can be found in the desert in certain parts of the world. It is often used as a talisman to confront hardship, phobias and to boost self-confidence. 

The sun in Dasht-e Kavir seemed exceptionally larger. While creating this photograph, the wind continued to brush the sand to my feet, burying them deeper into the dunes.

Prize Sizes: Sizing Guide Page

Small / Artist Print 12” x 8” (+0.5” border) 150
Medium / Studio Print
24" x 16” (+0.5” border) 150
Large / Gallery Print
36” x 24” (+0.5” border) 25
Extra Large / Gallery Print 60” x 40” (no border) 15


About Yaopey:

Born in Malaysia, I was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. My interest in exploring off the beaten tracks has led me to places such as Tibet, Iran, and Pakistan. While it’s nice to see new places, I have enjoyed the cultural experience of traveling more. I would bring home a piece of local culture from every place I visit, mainly in the form of wall art. 

Maybe you have been to places I have photographed, or seen them elsewhere. I hope, through my work, I can bring a piece of memory or add an artistic touch to your living space.

The Print:

Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, a fine art paper with a subtle texture that gives a luxurious feel in your hand. The museum-quality print is fade-resistant with colors that will last for 100+ years. Each print is accompanied by a certificate with hologram, signature, and edition series.