Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an affinity for capturing the breathtaking nature of Iran’s grand architecture. His series of photographs showcase the mesmerizing details built into the ceilings of the nation's beautiful palaces, historic houses, cathedrals, bazaars, and mosques. Flipping through the dazzling geometric patterns and overwhelming kaleidoscope of colors, one is lost within the elaborate designs. His intricate images share a viewpoint on the far-reaching features of Middle Eastern structures that visitors may not have the opportunity to otherwise experience.
The talented 24-year old is a physics student who balances his (self-taught) passion for photography on the side. He is specifically focused on communicating the rich historical architecture of his home country, chronicling the beauty that lies within the walls of these buildings, for a global audience. Using a wide angle view to encompass the expansive ceilings in a single shot, his ability to highlight the architectural elements within each structure from an artistic viewpoint is uncanny. He uses lighting to the fullest, playing with shadows and sunlight in each of his stunning shots to create final results that appear as spellbinding mandala patterns.
In many of the buildings, heavy restrictions are imposed on photography equipment, making his amazing kaleidoscopic pictures all the more of a gift. For more, Mohammad has a larger portfolio of photos documenting his country's elaborate architectural and cultural scenes available on his website. Scroll down to see a hypnotizing fraction of his collection.
Above: Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran
Vank Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran
Tabātabāei House, Kashan, Iran
Ālī Qāpū, Isfahan, Iran
Borujerdi Kouse, Kashan, Iran
Seyyed Mosque, Isfahan, Iran
Timche-Ye Amin Od-Dowleh, Kashan, Iran
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran
Chehel Sotoun Palace, Isfahan
Dolat Abad, Yazd, Iran
Shah Abbasi ( Emam ) Mosque, Isfahan, Iran
Grand ( Jameh ) Mosque, Yazd, Iran
Aliqapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran
Kordasht Bath, Jolfa, Iran