Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle, the basic shape that organizes all its many forms. For thousands of years, across dozens of cultures, mandalas have guided meditation, promoted spiritual growth, recorded the passage of time, and symbolized the cosmos. Creating these black-and-white photographic mandalas has been an ongoing project of mine.
Portfolio of black-and-white photographic mandalas
Here is a gallery of recent mandalas in black-and-white. Because they are round, the square aspect ration seems to be the most pleasing. I hope you like them! If you want to see these mandalas in color, take a look at this portfolio.
How I make mandalas
In these mandalas, flower-like patterns emerge from simple forms repeated radially around a common center. These simple forms include wisps of smoke, edges of soap bubbles, swirls of food color in milk, strands of LED lights, and various natural objects. Then, I photograph the forms separately, combine then, and replicate them in Photoshop.
Purchasing our photos
You can purchase a license or print of almost all our photographs, including these. Just contact us using the form to the right and we will do our best to meet your needs. Here is more information about the costs involved with our fine art prints.