Posts tagged: interior photography

Photos Showcase the Exquisite Intricacy of Iranian Mosques

Nasir al-Mulk mosque pnorama

The Pink Mosque, or Nasir al-mulk Mosque, is a historical site located in Shiraz, Iran.

Vakil mosque panorama

Vakil mosque was built in the 18th century, during the Zand period. It is located in Shiraz, Iran and covers an area of 8,660 square meters.

About five years ago, Iranian photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji came across a series of photos from the interior of the Egyptian pyramids. That made him wonder whether he could take photos of historical sites as well. A self-taught photographer, he started to experiment with panorama, monument and landscape photography. In this series of photos, he captures the interplay between light and symmetry inside Iranian mosques, showing the world a rarely seen side of the country.

Abandoned Room with a View


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Modern American Ruins Photographed by Rob Dobi


Windows of a sugar refinery factory © Rob Dobi / Offset


Control panel in an abandoned power plant © Rob Dobi / Offset


Abandoned bathroom in a hospital © Rob Dobi / Offset

Connecticut-based photographer Rob Dobi is drawn to abandoned buildings by a suspended sense of mystery, preferring to know very little about each location before his visit. These modern American ruins tell stories, Dobi explains, and he strives to capture the chapters that others might leave out. Before wrapping shooting on any given building, he might visit numerous times, examining details that reveal themselves throughout different times of day, as the light sharpens his surroundings.

Photo du Jour: Inside the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

Vienna-based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek takes us inside the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant—Austria’s first nuclear plant to be built—in his series Zwentendorf.

Machine Guns and Teddy Bears: A Peek Inside the Bedrooms of Israel’s Young ‘Fighters’

Jasper White

Jasper White

In his series Young Guns, British photographer Jasper White gives us a peek inside the bedrooms of Israel’s young ‘fighters’ as they are called—the men and women who are required by law to enter into the military at age 18.

Barbara Karant’s Whimsical Interiors Constructed and Photographed Over a Span of 20 Years


These rooms are not livable spaces, rather are metaphorical. They symbolize states of mind, pay homage to, are fanciful and sometimes amusing, all while they elucidate concerns and questions with life. One thing that is key is that these three dimensional interiors were created singularly with the intention of being depicted as two-dimensional images. Nothing remains after the photograph is executed and their existence as real environments is transitory.—Barbara Karant

With over 25 years in the business, Chicago-based photographer Barbara Karant is known for the artistic beauty that she brings to her commercial interior and architectural work. Room Sets is a personal project she crafted off and on for almost 20 years. She built the sets at full scale in her studio, often collaborating with stylists, painters, and set builders to achieve her vision, eventually shooting them with a 4×5 or 8×10 view camera. The interiors were conceived from either a concept, emotion, or opinion Karant wanted to explore in an environment—some were built for a particular image, and others resulted from a re-purposing of an already existent set. Many days, props, and dollars later, Karant’s unique interiors entice us to step inside.


Empty Yet Intimidating ‘Corridors of Power’ Photographed by Luca Zanier

USA / New York / 4/24/08 / UN General Assembly

Zurich-based photographer Luca Zanier‘s aptly titled series Corridors of Power captures a spatial representation of the places where minds meet and decisions are made. The spaces vary—some grandiose, some more covert—and all seem to comment on the reality that the worldly decisions that shape our collective identity eventually lie in the hands of a few. The empty rooms feel supreme, otherworldy, almost intimidating. They stand like futuristic monoliths, quietly waiting for the power players to convene.

Eerie Photographs Explore Tent Fumigation in San Diego Homes

Robert-Benson tented homes photography

I was looking for uniqueness; homes near a street light, near a lit stadium, or perched on a hill or beneath one—something that made it different. I illuminated some homes with a high power flashlight placed directly above the lens.—Robert Benson

Tent fumigation is the process of covering a house with a nylon tent to remove pests, typically termites. Once the house is tented and sealed, gas is pumped into the interior, eradicating the pests without spreading the gas to others. The oddity of these circus tent-like structures appealed to California-based photographer Robert Benson, who scoured the streets of San Diego at night to create his series Tented Homes.

Finding the homes by chance was a challenge, so Benson contacted pesticide companies throughout the city. After assuring them he wasn’t a thief, he received some help from two termite companies. He was given locations daily, taking a look at Google Street View before making the trek, and even accompanied workers a couple of times as they made tenting preparations. Benson photographed more than 35 homes and buildings throughout San Diego.

Parisian Men Photographed in Their Stylish Surrounds

Baudouin Irié, fashion designer, FrenchIrié, fashion designer

A young performer stands beside books and records piled high, his clothes scorched for reasons unknown. A fashion designer gazes stoically at the photographer’s lens while a toothy reptile lurks near his feet. Holding his skateboard, a sociologist returns to the room he lived in as a child.

Breathtaking Photos of Opulent Baroque Church Altars

cyril-porchet photography

Young Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet’s final year show included this awesome series of the most opulent Baroque church altars he could find in Spain, Austria and Germany. His intention was to explore the seductive power of display. What is extraordinary is how much you lose all sense of perspective and depth, such is the overabundance of detail. I like how the odd feature confuses all the more; like the red rope of the ornamental light in the image below for instance which neatly splices the image in half. I could pore over these for hours and hours.