mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
aug 06, 2014

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
all images © mohammad domiri
shah (emam) mosque in isfahan, esfahan, iran

 

 

 

the labyrinth motifs ubiquitous throughout middle eastern culture are often incredibly complex and intricate in their composition and detail. places of religious worship are adorned with kaleidoscopic colors and rich ornamentation within their interior walls and onto the ceilings, establishing a space that hypnotizes those inside.

 

northern iranian student mohammad reza domiri ganji has photographed these sacred structures in a series of panoramic photographs, revealing the depths of these vast architectural expanses in a single shot. towering domes painted vibrant blues and yellows are etched and painted with undulating designs; elaborate floral decorations made from mosaics line the floors and walls; light cast from stained glass brings brightly hued shadows into the spaces.

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
dome of shah (emam) mosque in iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
dome of seyyed mosque in iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
sheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, esfahan, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
shah (emam) mosque in isfahan, esfahan, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
jameh mosque of yazd in yazd, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
palace of 8 heavens, isfahan, esfahan, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
ceiling of chehel sotoun palace, isfahan, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
ceiling of nasir al-mulk in shiraz, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
nasir al-mulk mosque panorama in shiraz, iran

mohammad domiri documents the intricacy of iranian architecture
columns, carpets and light in iran

  • amazing art works

    niloofar says:
  • Amazing…

    Ehsan says:
  • خیلی زیباست

    Mina says:
  • Yeah, makes my brain weak in the knee! ooooooh

    Lightmaker says:
  • very great art pictures

    hanzaleh says:
  • WOW just WOW

    Isaac Grant says:
  • Amazing!!

    Mel says:
  • I wanted to congratulate you for depicting these mosques so beautifully for people who have not had the pleasure to visit these amazing structures.

    Babak Fassihi (Architect) says:
  • c’ est sublime, une architecture faite par des batisseurs de génie avec une grande passion pour l “amour de la beauté et de l” eternel.
    Merci pour vous d’ avoir partager ces belles photos et continuez de nous épater

    ALAOUI amine architecte. says:
  • pure mathematics in the service of art

    pablo says:
  • واقعا کشوری زیبا داریم
    IRAN is very beautiful

    zahra says:
  • stunning! i’ve had the pleasure and honor of seeing a few of these gorgeous ceilings. the photos make my heart sing. may they be protected for all eternity.

    cherie says:
  • this is just one part of iranian arts and culture…

    matin says:
  • These mosques are truly fantastic. And unlike in some other Islamic countries, they are entirely open to the public regardless of one’s religion. Isfahan is just an hour’s flight from Dubai (or three hours from Istanbul) – it’s really worth a visit!

    Noah says:
  • Gorgeous pictures

    zohreh heydari says:
  • Iranians are truly talented at the arts… not only in architecture but visual arts, film, music and poetry… <3

    isabel says:
  • OH THIS IS MY COUNTRY

    REZA says:
  • Thanks for meeting of my country and take nice pics. Your welcom

    Reza says:

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