At a mere 23 years old, Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji of northern Iran is impressing us with his architecture photography.
Mohammad, a photographer and a physics student, has been taking photographs for about five years, learning most of his skill from talking to other photographers, browsing Internet tutorials and by evaluating feedback on his work. He’s mostly interested in panoramic and architecture photography, in particular using wide angles to try to capture most of a building in a single picture. He seeks to produce a high dynamic range in his work. “For me, light is (a) very special element in photography,” he states. In his descriptions of some of his pictures, for example, he talks about waiting inside a mosque for hours waiting for the light to produce the symmetry so clearly showcased in his work. We should also note, being a ceramics blog and all, that much of the fascinating fractal complexity seen in these photographs comes from ceramic tile.
Below are some of his photographs, with some descriptions of his process. In this issue we also link to a talk about “quasicrystals” in Medieval Islamic architecture, which you can see here.
Above image: Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, photograph of Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz, Iran. Mohammad calls this the “little planet view.”
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