H. Atapour Fine Art Photography/ Gallery,
The Gallery in Old Town
2520 Congress St
No. 1991 - 013 "Masole' Village #1",
& Historic Town Near Caspian Sea, North- Central Persia, (Iran)
Limited Editions Available in 16X20, 20X24, 24X30, & 30X40 Inches.
Welcome to my website.
site is created for reference and contact only. It is not intended for the sale
of these photographs. Colors and textures on the original photographs are best
appreciated when viewed under proper lighting in our Galleries and in private
show rooms. Computer monitors may not be calibrated properly to show
colors and canvas texture. Very limited number of photographs
here as a sample. Over forty years of photography from
all over the world can
be seen in our Galleries now.
2533 Congress St. Old Town
San Diego CA. 92110
2520 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Gallery is open 6 days a week:
Monday to Sat. from 11.00 am to 6:00 pm
and by appointment.Please Call
(858) 729-0088 or (858) 361-7670
Periodically the photographs
on these pages will
be changed to cover a larger selection; so please
visit often and enjoy.
- Children of Nobding, Bhutan - Himalaya's
It began at age fourteen when Hassan Atapour
was already involved with the arts of painting and graphic design: photography as an art form was new to him and his environment;
He started studying and exploring the possibilities in photographic expressions as an art form from the beginning. With his
first “Instamatic” camera, he experienced the joy of photography for the first time. Then he seriously pursued
the learning of this exciting new art and science.
When he was in highschool, his parents let him use the under-staircase
half bathroom of their house as his darkroom.
He used to go into his darkroom as soon as he was done with his school
work. By the time he was ready to come out, the light of the new day was sliding through his darkroom’s door crack.
Later on, mastering black and white photography, he started teaching photography in his highschool.
Tending My Dream- Near Mt. Rainier, WA., USA
2007 - Tiger's Nest (Taktshang), No. 1 Bhutan - Himalaya's
Hassan Atapour was born in Mashhad, a religiously populated, major city in North-East of Persia, (Iran.) Learning
the techniques of this new art and craft did not come easy. At that time, there was a limited number of books and magazines
available in photography, especially where he lived. Out of curiosity, with little English he knew, he used to ambitiously
translate foreign photography articles found in magazines. Sometimes, half way through, he would discover the article was
not written in English!
He moved to the united states in 1976 to pursue careers in both photography and engineering.
He is now a registered structural engineer.
- San Diego Skyline on
Christmas Eve, Southern California, USA
of nature combined with hiking and traveling across the globe have resulted in accumulation of numerous fine art
photographic images, composed of colors, light and forms. In 1985, Museum of Fine Arts in Central California displayed his
art works for the first time in the United States.
For more information please e-mail Hassan at
OR Call (858) 729-0088
- Tiger's Nest (Taktshang), Monastery- No. 3 Bhutan - Himalaya's
he exhibits his limited edition photographs exclusively in his own gallery, and in selected Art festivals and exhibitions
in Arizona, Nevada and California. A small selection is also being displayed in other galleries and in private collections
throughout the world.