The versatile Firooz Zahedi, a long-time L.A. resident, has photographed extraordinary gardens, Silver Lake bungalows, Beverly Hills pool houses, mid- century apartments, and even a private teahouse in multiple districts of this sprawling city.
Readers journey to Malibu to visit Kelly Wearstler’s beach house before venturing
into the Santa Monica Mountains to tour Hutton Wilkinson’s exotic ranch. City of
Angels captures the irresistible allure of Pamela Shamshiri’s mid-century modern Schindler house and an extraordinarily sited Pacific Palisades villa decorated by Oliver Furth.
Readers head high into the Hollywood Hills to explore John Lautner’s vertigo-
inducing modernist Garcia House before descending to the calm of Richard
Shapiro’s overgrown gardens surrounding a magnificent neoclassical pool pavilion.
Firooz Zahedi was born in Tehran, Iran. After moving to the United States, he
became a photographer for Interview magazine and later Vanity Fair. His work has appeared in Vogue, GQ, Town & Country, Glamour, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and House Beautiful, and his portraits, "ne-art photographs, and collages have been exhibited in prominent galleries and museums around the world. He is the author and photographer of My Elizabeth, a memoir of and homage to his dear friend Elizabeth Taylor. Firooz and his wife divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles, New York, and Palm Beach.
Finding Sylvia is an unexpected romance, both a universal reflection of searching for love and a portrait of a man enraptured by an enigmatic woman. A thoroughly modern romance, both deep and complex.