As the husband of a lingerie designer, I’m accustomed to being surrounded by bra-and-panty images pretty much 24/7. My daily existence, in other words, could not possibly be more un-Iranian. Because as shown above, that nation’s censors make sure that no one gets a peek at non-family flesh.
This photo comes from the must-see Flickr gallery of David Mohammad Yaghoobi, a Brit now living on the outskirts of Tehran. Check out his great blog, too—essential reading for all who are curious about the real mood in Iran. Plus Yaghoobi has hooks in the renegade Tehran art scene, the mere existence of which gives me hope.