Aref was born in 1992 in Ramsar, Iran. He studied Computer Science at the University of Tehran and he currently lives in Athens where he is preoccupied with photography. His work deals with the observation of the microcosmos and the colors of nature, as he believes that true beauty can be almost exclusively found there. With passion and commitment he focuses on small details, which are presented in his work through macrophotography. In this way he aims to point out that small things are more important to him than the big picture.