Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji is a talented 23-year-old photographer (and physics student) from Northern Iran that not only has a thing for panoramic and architecture photography, but also preserves and shares the beauty of his country’s mosques and other historical sites, showcasing their grand symmetry and mesmerizing details.
These incredible photos manage to capture the intricate detail of the Middle East’s grandest temples – this is the closest there is to a kaleidoscope of colours on their ceilings.
The 23-year-old, from Mazandaran, Iran, spends hours researching the famous architecture – all of which are in his home country. Do note that due to restrictions on tripods, as well as overcrowding, it is very difficult to get permission to shoot inside these grand wonders. As a result, there are very few images of such temples – which only underlines just how rare and precious his work actually is.
“In Iran, we have many historical sites – but some of the greatest are places of worship like mosques. As we have a grand mosque in every big city there are many historical buildings with lots of beautiful mosaics to capture. Personally, I am always looking for the symmetry in 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. Maybe some of these historical sites will not exist in 20 years or change a lot during that time. So when I am capturing these pictures, I think about how they will be recorded and in future I hope people will be able to see their beauty“, says Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji proudly.