I am Sahar Eshghi
Sani, a graphic designer who is interested in advertising
First time when the
idea of publishing this book flashed through my mind I was
in Athen. It was Thursday, 22 of July 2010. I was sitting in
a café, drinking coffee and writing my diary. Once I
thought, after publishing some articles and short stories in
magazines it is the right time to have my own book!
Generally I am
impatient and ambitious but happy about these
I love travelling
without worry about it costs. I really believe that money
should be in circulating and when we spend it for our
pleasure definitely it will return us quickly. It is my
No matter where I
was born. Significant point is that I have no root in soil
the same as tree. I am free and could travel. So the world
is mine and I am really happy God endowed me the chance to
see, experience and think.
I like writing. Pen
and paper always keep me in peace. Of course I love reading
more. To me writing diary doubles enjoy of every moment. As
if that moment is recorded forever; and always will be able
to readout, not only for me but also for everyone else who
read it. I use to photography. It is as if I steal a shot of
nature and save it for myself. I have my pleasure of seeing
them again and again and now by this book I like to share
with you my journeys’ memories and photography.
I remember when I
was nine years old; my father used to write a sentence in a
notebook and then it was my turn to write my sentence. I
tried to write something relevant to his. We used to keep
doing this game and fill many pages of the notebook. The key
point of my father’s invented game was that we had no
enough time to
think! We should write first thing which flashed through our
The same year by
encouragement of my father I started to write my diary.
Sometimes I used to write everyday and sometimes stopped for
a while. They are about ten notebooks and yet I have them.
From time to time I page the notebooks. I love dairies. I
love all bittersweet moments of my own life.
Still I use to
write my memories and hide them in a safe place. Perhaps one
day you read them as a book. Diaries and biographies are my
favorites. Living in life of somebody else is very
attractive to me; it means that you experience a moment
without truly being there. Just as if you are moving in
time. Your body is here but your soul transcends time and
place and is living another life in another place like this
book which is the true story of my two journeys, first to
France and second to Greece.
My journey to
France in 2009 was for visiting Poster and Graphic Design
Festival of Chaumont and I went to Greece in 2010 to
participate in graphic design course Ten Images.
It is my pleasure
that by reading this book many could experience beautiful
moments of these trips with me again and again. As if we are
seating behind the wooden table of a café in Greece and feel
the good smell of coffee.
Whenever I read
these lines I feel that I experience them again and now this
experiment is with you who are holding the book in your
Sahar Eshghi Sani
Tehran - Spring