A shepherd dancing on his own

By November 10, 2020 Media

“In a desert-like place, I saw a shepherd who was dancing on his own next to his sheep to the music in his headphones,” says photographer Ahmad Halabisaz of the man whom he came across while driving across the central Semnan Province. “I stopped and turned back. ‘How are you,’ I asked. ‘Are you in love?’ He said he was. I got off the car and talked to him,” the photographer says, not knowing that the twenty-year-old herdsman had quite a love story to share. “He had his heart stolen by a Baluch girl. The eighteen-years-old girl was far away. The man was Shia and the girl was Sunni. They both loved each other. His father was against their marriage.”

«جایی شبیه بیابان، چوپانی رو دیدم که کنار گوسفندهایش موزیک در گوش تک و تنها میرقصید.» این را احمد حلبی‌ساز، عکاس ساکن تهران درباره مردی میگوید که در مسیر شاهرود به سمنان تنها میرقصید. «ترمز کردم و برگشتم. پرسیدم چطوری؟ عاشقی؟ گفت آره. پیاده شدم و باهاش صحبت کردم.» تا قبل از این گپ کوتاه، عکاس نمیدانست که مرد جوان بیست ساله، داستان عاشقانه‌ی تمام‌عیاری در سینه دارد. «به دختر هجده ساله‌ی بلوچ دل بسته بود. دختر دور بود. پسر شیعه بود و دختر اهل تسنن. هردو همدیگر رو دوست داشتند و پدر مخالف ازدواجشان بود.»