Samaneh and Shayan, a young pair rests on Kuhsar heights with a view over Tehran.

Samaneh and Shayan, a young pair rests on Kuhsar heights with a view over Tehran.

A group of young men takes sun bath in a private complex in Northern Iran. Although Islamic morals are taken laxly in private areas in Northern Iran, gender segregation in the swimming pool is still strictly controlled.

A group of young men takes sun bath in a private complex in Northern Iran. Although Islamic morals are taken laxly in private areas in Northern Iran, gender segregation in the swimming pool is still strictly controlled.

Maryam and Negar, young girls go to a gathering in Tehran.

Maryam and Negar, young girls go to a gathering in Tehran.

Kasra and his friends gather together while on a holiday trip in a villa in Northern Iran. Due to its milder climate the region around the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran has been a popular holiday destination for Iranians. Many of the urban middle class own real estate in this region.

Kasra and his friends gather together while on a holiday trip in a villa in Northern Iran. Due to its milder climate the region around the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran has been a popular holiday destination for Iranians. Many of the urban middle class own real estate in this region.

Ladan, works while enjoying the ambience in Cafe Raees in Tehran. The Cafe Raees is quite affected by "Starbucks". Bootleg franchise joints have been popping up in urban Iran one after another in recent years.

Ladan, works while enjoying the ambience in Cafe Raees in Tehran. The Cafe Raees is quite affected by "Starbucks". Bootleg franchise joints have been popping up in urban Iran one after another in recent years.

Hamed, a local photographer during a photo shooting with the young models, Mojgan, Mojde and Afrooz in his Studio in Isfahan.

Hamed, a local photographer during a photo shooting with the young models, Mojgan, Mojde and Afrooz in his Studio in Isfahan.

Girls play backgammon in a villa in Northern Iran while resting during a short trip in Northern Iran.

Girls play backgammon in a villa in Northern Iran while resting during a short trip in Northern Iran.

Room of a girl, Atoosa, in the city of Karaj near Tehran

Room of a girl, Atoosa, in the city of Karaj near Tehran

A pair during a private party over a weekend in Northern Iran. Hightech gadgets find their way to the country through Dubai despite the economic sanctions.

A pair during a private party over a weekend in Northern Iran. Hightech gadgets find their way to the country through Dubai despite the economic sanctions.

A wax figure of Iran's famous actor Ezatollah Entezami stands in the "Artist's house" in Tehran. Politics has always had an oscillating relationship with the Iranian cinema.

A wax figure of Iran's famous actor Ezatollah Entezami stands in the "Artist's house" in Tehran. Politics has always had an oscillating relationship with the Iranian cinema.

Setayesh and Pariya before a party in a private complex in Northern Iran.

Setayesh and Pariya before a party in a private complex in Northern Iran.

During a private gathering in upscale Tehran neighborhood of Sa'adatabad.

During a private gathering in upscale Tehran neighborhood of Sa'adatabad.

A wealthy young boy from Tehran prepares hash prior to smoke it in a car. Iran has a severe problem of drug addiction among youth.

A wealthy young boy from Tehran prepares hash prior to smoke it in a car. Iran has a severe problem of drug addiction among youth.

The underground band "Garage480" performs a training session in a basement in Isfahan.

The underground band "Garage480" performs a training session in a basement in Isfahan.

Sina surfs in the internet during the night in Tehran. Although many sites such as Youtube and Facebook are blocked, people may gain access to them by using a VPN.

Sina surfs in the internet during the night in Tehran. Although many sites such as Youtube and Facebook are blocked, people may gain access to them by using a VPN.

During an exhibition of modern clothing in the "Artist's house" in Tehran fashion made by the young designer Asadeh Yasaman is presented.

During an exhibition of modern clothing in the "Artist's house" in Tehran fashion made by the young designer Asadeh Yasaman is presented.

Shora is being photographed by relatives during her wedding ceremony in Karaj, near Tehran. Modern weddings in Iran sometimes cost equal to 30 thousand dollars.

Shora is being photographed by relatives during her wedding ceremony in Karaj, near Tehran. Modern weddings in Iran sometimes cost equal to 30 thousand dollars.

Two young girls walk on the ceiling of a villa in Northern Iran, after they partied there, hidden from the elderly.

Two young girls walk on the ceiling of a villa in Northern Iran, after they partied there, hidden from the elderly.