I’ve travelled the country using pubs as accommodation of choice. Not only is it efficient having one place to eat, drink & sleep, they’re generally more homely & welcoming than hotels & getting involved with the locals is often interesting, hilarious & rewarding
I’ve mourned the decline & closure of many traditional boozers, including my own local. There’s an argument that the remaining pubs have risen to the challenges of a changing market, moved with the times & upped their offer. Certainly it appears modern publicans invest time, love & effort & in some of the smaller communities, pubs are the beating heart of all that goes on.
Street photographer Ehsan Hemmati is a master at depicting surreal and magical moments from the streets of Kermanshah, Iran and beyond. We asked him a few questions about his approach to photography.