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Hossein Zare is an Iranian self-taught photographer known for his surreal and thought-provoking digital art. His work explores the intersection of nature, humanity, and technology, often blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy. 

Zare's images have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the London Design Festival, and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Today, we want to showcase Zare's powerful series of black-and-white pictures that symbolize our journey through life. Stripped of unnecessary details, his photographs give you the bare feeling of an undefined destination in life, represented by the traveling man and other life metaphors, such as a tree or a road. Scroll down to explore the mind-stimulating pictures!

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Born in Iran, Zare's art is influenced by the rich cultural and artistic heritage of his homeland. He has been recognized as one of the most important voices in minimalist photography and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.

Zare's art is characterized by its use of simple shapes and clean lines. His minimalist approach allows viewers to focus on the purity of the forms he creates, encouraging a contemplative and introspective experience.

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Kelsie Marx
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Life’s journeys are not about the path you take, but the choices you make while traveling down the path.

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Debra Newell
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The forks in the road of life. While on my journey in life, I wish that I had listened to my instincts, as I truly believe that's God's way of talking to me (us).

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The nature of existence and the interconnectedness of all things are topics that Zare explores in several of his works. He creates art that is both powerful and accessible. Thanks to his minimalist aesthetic, he reduces complicated concepts and feelings to their most basic elements.

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Have these photographs evoked any emotions or stirred up any thoughts within you? We'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments. Don't forget to upvote your favorite images!

You can check out more of Zare's work on his Instagram or website!

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Yamna Javed (Yamu)
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'll take it as my heart always tries to come in my way and make be troubled!

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Forming as a person as they journey through the steps of life . The past selfs are disappearing

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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're going one way but it's not the way you want to go but you feel to far in to turn back

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Amber Ashby
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like it represents a midlife crisis or fall into addiction or are struggling with a trauma.

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Cheyanne Pavan
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So happy to have people to help and support me when I can't do it on my own.

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Immersed In My World

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Jelly Kat
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're in a room but you are also somewhere completely different

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