Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Photographing Architecture: The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Photographing architecture is yet another area of specialization in photography. The Museum of Islamic Art at Doha, Qatar does seem to be an interesting piece of Architecture to raise the creative energies in a photographer. It’s interesting how the creative genius of an architect generates and can culminate into yet more expressions in photographs. Tried my hand at this aspect of photography here. Of course, with no formal training whatsoever.

The museum is an interesting piece of architecture designed by the renowned Chinese American architect I.M. Pei, coaxed out of retirement at 91, to work on this project (petrodollars??). The museum houses some of the rarest and precious pieces of Islamic art from across the world, including India.

Wonder what a pro might have to say about these shots!


Sanjiv said...

Just to add..this meuseum also has in display an Arabic Ramayan written in 16th century.


Abyjit said...

Thanx a lot Sanjiv! We missed that in our visit. It was a very short visit to the museum. I will edit the post and insert this info.

Anonymous said...

Abyjit, these are amazing photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Abyjit!

We want to use higher resolution version of some of the doha photos for a professional project. How can we get in contact? Theres is no e-mail-adress in your profile...

Please mail to info@gestaltmanufaktur.de