Each year, the industry sees western architecture break new territory in the realm of creative, innovative and unique styles of architecture. However, perhaps there’s not enough light shed on other parts of the world. Let’s not forget the beautiful sweeping arches of the Italian Renaissance period found in Rome and the Middle East, or the distinctive curved roofs of ancient buildings dotted across the Chinese empire.

Mohammad Domiri

Mohammad Domiri

25 year old architectural photographer and physics student Mohammad Domiri, has documented the stunning images of grandiose mosque architecture throughout the Middle East, each photograph more impressive than the next. Characterised by spiralling columns, intricately detailed geometric patterns and curved arches decorated with colourful stain glass windows; these buildings are a beauty to behold.

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Due to these buildings being historic structures, many of these mosques also impose heavy restrictions on photography, resulting in Domiri’s photographs becoming like rare photographic gems. Recurring themes of light and space also occur in Domiri’s photographs, as he playfully experiments with perspective, angle and standpoint.

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

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In addition, he also experiments with a fish eye lens creating exciting visuals that are enhanced by the perfect geometric patterns and architectural design elements of each building. Through this process, Domiri produces powerful symmetrical compositions which distorts the eye yet creates an even more fascinating effect.

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Iran Temples | Photography by Mohammad Domiri

Domiri’s work has been featured across the globe as well as being shortlisted for the panoramic section of Sony World Photography Awards in 2014 and 2015. One would hope that Domiri continues to capture these beautiful images and sharing them with the rest of the world.

Domiri. M. [Online] Available at: http://gravity.ir/ accessed [20/01/2017]