lagrima captures sheikh lotfollah mosque in iran in a kaleidoscopic fashion lagrima captures sheikh lotfollah mosque in iran in a kaleidoscopic fashion
jul 07, 2016

lagrima captures sheikh lotfollah mosque in iran in a kaleidoscopic fashion

lagrima captures sheikh lotfollah mosque in iran in a kaleidoscopic fashion




the sheikh lotfollah mosque stands at the eastern side of the naghsh-i jahan square in isfahan – one of the oldest cities in iran. the house of worship is considered to be an architectural masterpiece and a classic example of safavid iranian architecture. artist lagrima, has captured the interior of the building in a kaleidoscopic fashion, using various photographic techniques which highlight different patterns and colors in new and unexpected ways.

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the artist creates blurred and distorted images of architectural highlights




at the center of the interior side of the dome, one can gaze up at the ceiling to see a delicate peacock pattern. lagrima has focused on this part of the mosque as well as other sections, by using a slow shutter speed which creates a blurred and distorted appearance. this effect is repeated through to calligraphy patterns, which jump out from the static surface from which they have been painted on. the artist has chosen to take an alternative approach when capturing the arches of the building. detailed studies of these structural elements focus on the pastel tones which form harmonious curved shapes across the frame of the picture.

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lagrima focuses on the dome of the mosque
lagrima sheikh lotfollah mosque designboom
calligraphy patterns jump out from the surface
lagrima sheikh lotfollah mosque designboom
calligraphy patterns

lagrima sheikh lotfollah mosque designboom
detailed studies of the arches focus on pastel tones

 lagrima sheikh lotfollah mosque designboom 




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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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