The Stunning Geometry Of Iranian Mosques

Iranian photographer and physics student Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji finds amazing beauty just by looking up. His panoramic photos of mosque domes feature the stunning geometry characteristic of Islamic art. Though these are real places, the techniques Domiri uses causes them to read as abstract patterns when photographed. In a Daily Mailinterview he said:

“I like looking for the symmetry, mosaics and artworks in these temples. I like how they let the light come inside and columns are special too as they divide interior space and give some depth.”

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Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji (Iran)

Through the use of wide-angle fisheye lenses, Northern Iranian photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji captures the geometric structures and visual patterns of the majestic mosques located throughout the Middle East. Focusing on the way light enhances a space, Domiri seeks out the bold stained glass windows of each mosque he photographs and waits for the perfect moment when light to penetrates the space, which he then photographs. By using his fisheye lens, Domiri helps to guide the viewer through the entire space and visually absorb its grandeur. (src. Juxtapoz by Canbra Hodsdon)

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