With an urge to explore diverse cultures and imagery, Pezhman traveled throughout the United States and Europe. Initially, he carried his camera with him simply as a means of recording the different people and places of his travels. However, his photography quickly evolved to convey the vivid sensations of actual experiences – as if giving birth to them for the first time. In this sense, photography became more than just a way to record his experiences; it became the purpose behind them. He regarded his camera as a tool for unearthing a location’s archaeology, creating portals between the present and the past. By discovering these living histories within his environment, Pezhman saw himself reflected in his surroundings: he, too, held a culturally vibrant, although latent history in his own Iranian heritage.