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  • The Wes Anderson Formula

    Wes Anderson’s multi-layered and multi-faceted feature films continue to garner a massive fan base. Since 1996, with the release of Bottle Rocket, he’s moved from madcap independent cinema to Technicolor mainstream without negating his trademark collection of quirks in the process.
  • The Shahnameh: Epic of the Persian Kings by Ferdowsi

    It’s said that if you’re English you must know at least one work by Shakespeare, to be Scottish you must know at least one poem by Robert Burns, and to be Persian you must know at least one tale from Ferdowsi, or to give him his full name Hakim Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi. For those of you who don’t know, Ferdowsi is one of Iran’s most treasured, revered and influential poets to have ever lived.
  • The Return of the Dandy

    It’s difficult to define dandyism; it’s a style which has come back time and again in various cultures. Some of you reading this may think of the “New Romantics” the likes of Adam Ant and Duran Duran, others might think of King George III’s son George the Prince Regent. You’re right in thinking these men and pop culture movements define the word dandy, but dandyism is something that has many definitions.
  • Top 5 Novels For Men, About Men

    There’s been so many amazing novels over the years where male writers have spoken to their male readers directly, so it was a hard task to whittle down to just five. The five novels I have picked are not just mere stories, they’re much deeper than that. They explore the male psyche, his dreams, emotions and frustrations.
  • Top 10 Greatest Artists of All Time

    They’re 10 artists who changed the way we see art, each became the kings of their respective movements, spurning conformity and broadening the philosophy of aesthetics in the process. These 10 masters cross various countries, cultures and civilisations, yet all of them possessed the same aim, which was to achieve beauty in its many forms.

Ben Mirza is a freelance blogger, editor, photographer and designer. As a blogger he focuses his attentions on art, design, books, film and music, ranging from reviews to essays. His writing has been published in numerous magazines across the world, such as Hello, The Untitled Magazine, Iran Review and The Luxury Channel, amongst others.

Ben is well versed in multimedia storytelling, working with the French radio station Nova Planet in 2010, creating video reports, articles and photographic essays etc. He continues to create and produce audio-visual content for various media outlets.

In 2014, Ben launched Mirza Creation, offering photography, web design and blogging services for clients in the media, arts and lifestyle sectors.

Ben is a passionate creative, with a broad skill set. Possessing the knowledge and ability to create exceptional content.

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